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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.

Latest Updates

May 2, 2023

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, expanded access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Virginians touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In 2023,

November 30, 2022

RICHMOND, VA– November 30, 2022 – A statement from Brian Donohue, Director of Government Relations at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Virginia, follows on the death of Congressional Representative to Virginia’s 4 th District, Donald McEachin, from his battle with colorectal cancer: “We are incredibly saddened by

November 19, 2020

To mark the Great American Smokeout, ACS CAN is calling for a tobacco tax increase in Virginia.

December 18, 2019

Today, ACS CAN expressed mixed disappointment and support for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s two-year budget proposal, which included line items for increasing the cigarette tax and reinsurance initiatives.

Virginia Events

October 31, 2023EST
Charlottesville, VA

On October 31st, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society will host our 2023 ACS CAN Virginia Policy Forum at UVA’s Alumni Hall in Charlottesville. This premiere event will bring together leaders from the business, education, and healthcare communities to...

State Contacts

Brian Donohue
Virginia Government Relations Director
Casey O'Neill
Sr. Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Marc Mazza
VA Grassroots 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.