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Countless low-income Tennesseans are covered by TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid program) including cancer patients, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

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September 27, 2021
Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN – Michael Holtz was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in recognition of his efforts to help make cancer a national priority. "Michael is widely regarded by his ACS CAN peers as an extremely effective and

July 16, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network believe it is critical that Tennessee parents and families continue to receive scientific-based information about the HPV vaccine that is still widely available throughout Tennessee. Tennessee has one of the lowest rates of HPV vaccinations

March 30, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – March 30, 2021 –Health advocacy organizations in Tennessee committed to protecting kids from the harmful effects of tobacco products and nicotine addiction call on the legislature to vote no on Senate Bill 1047 and House Bill 705. The below statement is on behalf of the American Cancer

February 25, 2021
Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) volunteers’ steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state traveled

Tennessee Events

October 26, 2021CST

Pre-Registration has now closed. You may register day of the event at acscan.windrosemedia.com The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) have an ambitious goal to achieve a 40% reduction in cancer mortality in the United States by 2035. If we are...

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Emily Ogden
Tennessee Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.