Washington Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

June 1, 2020

TACOMA—June 1, 2020— Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS

April 17, 2020

TACOMA, Wash.—Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care amid the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment. Tacoma resident Gail Lund, a 21-year breast cancer survivor and the state

January 17, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash.— Matt Helder , who has had a successful career around the state legislature and local politics, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Washington state government relations director. In his role, Helder will lead ACS CAN’s policy agenda in the state to advance

September 11, 2019

Washington Representative Paul Harris received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to championing tobacco control legislation to protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use.

Washington Events

January 19, 2022PST

In 2022, we’re continuing to make our cancer-fighting voices heard in Washington State, even if we have to do it virtually! Register for our virtual 2022 Cancer Action Day event, and a week's worth of actions, on Wedensday, January 19th. This year we are honored to jointly host this event...

State Contacts

Matt Helder
Government Relations Director
Noe Streetman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Audrey Miller
Senior Grassroots Manager - Washington

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.