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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

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

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.

October 2, 2018
Rhode Island

Ethan Hartley from the Warwick Beacon interviews ACS CAN volunteer Ethel Ricci about her Leadership Summit & Lobby day journey.

June 21, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Senate and House of Representatives have passed a bill this week to prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices by minors under the age of 18. The following statement can be attributed to Robert Dulski, director of government relations for ACS CAN in Rhode

May 16, 2018
Rhode Island

In 2000, our New England Division Board of Directors voted to establish Volunteer Values Awards, which would recognize and honor those volunteers whose actions and service in the fight against cancer most exemplify our organizational values. In each New England state, we nominate volunteers who most reflect our values of

December 19, 2017
Missouri, National, Nebraska, Rhode Island

“Tobacco companies have been lying to consumers, and it is finally time for them to come clean,” says American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Karen McKay in a letter-to-the-editor to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Karen’s letter-to-the-editor was one of many that ACS CAN volunteers wrote