West Virginia Cancer Action Center


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2021 West Virginia Virtual Cancer Action Day

Join us March 2nd for activities, briefings, and lawmaker calls.

Latest Updates

February 16, 2021
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed legislation that would take away local health departments’ authority to take action on smoke-free air ordinances and other public health policies. The following is a statement from Kristy Young, West Virginia government relations director for the

December 11, 2020
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – As lawmakers were finishing up the legislative session this past spring, they continued to think about 12,380 West Virginians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) again thanks to the legislature for passing and

November 19, 2020
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is marking the American Cancer Society’s 45th annual Great American Smokeout happening today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, residents with lower incomes, LGBTQ+ communities and communities of color by passing strong tobacco

September 15, 2020
West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer

West Virginia Events

March 2, 2021EST

This year we will be hosting a fully virtual Cancer Action Day on March 2nd. There will be similar activities as our traditional Action Day. The great news is you can participate all from the comfort of your own home! Remember, you don’t have to be an expert on advocacy...

State Contacts

Kristy Young
Government Relations Director
Michelle Zimmerman
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager
Jessica Hyder
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.