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2019 Lights of HOPE Volunteering

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be honoring those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost, during the Lights of HOPE ceremony on September 10th in Washington, D.C.

Latest Updates

August 1, 2019
Virginia

Virginia 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.

July 10, 2019
Virginia

ACS CAN launched a collection of digital stories today from individuals, families and health care professionals as part of its Medicaid Covers US project. The stories feature people directly impacted by Medicaid across several states including Virginia, as they work to take care of themselves, their families and their communities.

May 7, 2019
Virginia

Medicaid Covers US is a public education campaign launched by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to foster an important dialogue about the value of Medicaid in the lives of millions of Americans and their families as well as what it means for communities across the country.

February 22, 2019
Virginia

Governor Northam has signed a bill into law that will prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Although ACS CAN applauds our state legislators for their desire to prevent kids from using tobacco, we did not support this legislation. ACS CAN's work on this

Virginia Events

October 11, 2019
Williamsburg, VA

Please join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network as we discuss current groundbreaking cancer research in Virginia.

State Contacts

Brian Donohue
Virginia Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy

Share Your Story

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.