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September 9, 2019
Tennessee

Knoxville, TN – Michael Holtz was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for his dedicated volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead ACS CAN volunteer

August 1, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Tennessee is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality. “This

May 6, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – May 6, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) acknowledges Gov. Bill Lee and the legislature for including $2 million dollars of funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in the final budget, but says the program needs more funding to get back

April 16, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – April 16, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) acknowledges Gov. Bill Lee for including $2 million in funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in his supplemental budget amendment, but says the program needs more funding to get back to its

February 25, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – February 25, 2019 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends Sen. Shane Reeves and Rep. Bob Ramsey for introducing legislation that will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products including electronic smoking devices to anyone under 21. Emily Ogden, director of government

February 20, 2019
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – February 20, 2019 – Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families from across the state traveled to the Tennessee State Capitol today to call on the Legislature to prioritize the 37,350 Tennesseans who will be diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The visit was part of the American Cancer

December 19, 2018
Tennessee

The 2019 Tennessee state legislative session is right around the corner. This year we have a new governor and many new lawmakers that will be sworn in on January 8th. We have the opportunity to educate these members and the returning members on how state policies will affect cancer patients,

October 19, 2018
Minnesota, National, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee

Forums, food and phones. Those are all part of ACS CAN’s highly effective 2018 Cancer Votes campaign. This year, our premiere electoral program is educating candidates about cancer issues in some of the hottest races in the nation, including a top congressional race in New Jersey, as well as statewide

October 19, 2018
Minnesota, National, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee

We’re getting them on the record. In some of the nation’s most hotly contested races for Congress and governor, ACS CAN volunteers are getting candidates to answer specific questions about top cancer issues. From advocating for more cancer research to supporting improved access to quality, affordable health care, our candidate