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September 29, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of their significant contributions to the fight against cancer.

April 29, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Gov. Daniel McKee will sign into law The Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, which ensures Rhode Islanders can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45. It does this by eliminating cost-sharing for all preventative colorectal cancer screening tests for people 45

January 10, 2021
Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network in Rhode Island hopes to persuade state lawmakers to revisit tabled legislation on colorectal cancer screenings.

January 5, 2021
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – As today marks the start of the legislative session in Rhode Island, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session, pushing for overall better health outcomes in light of the COVID-19

May 31, 2019
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Today marks World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and the use of other tobacco products. It also marks another day

May 9, 2019
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE –– Recently, the Relay For Life of Northern Rhode Island was honored for their work supporting cancer fighting public policy. They were recognized at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual Rhode Island Day at the State House, which brought together lawmakers and people touched by

December 3, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin has been recognized by the Rhode Island branch of the American Cancer Society for her efforts to ban anyone who is under 18 years old from using an indoor tanning bed. Goodwin sponsored a new law which prohibits the use of

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted its annual Cancer Research Breakfast earlier today at the Roger Williams Park Casino. The event featured leaders in public health and cancer treatment who discussed the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer. More than 175 people attended the breakfast, including patients, physicians and public health advocates in the state.

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) -- Josue Flores's story of survival was just one of many shared at the Cancer Research Breakfast in Providence Friday morning. Patients, physicians and public health advocates attended