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September 27, 2021
Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. – Hundreds of lit bags decorated with the names of those who’ve fought cancer spelled out the words ‘hope’ and ‘cure’ Monday evening on the Wisconsin State Capitol’s steps. The display served as a touching yet powerful reminder to Wisconsin and national lawmakers on the importance of ensuring

May 19, 2021
Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. – Today, Governor Tony Evers called a special session to reopen the conversation around the benefits of BadgerCare (Medicaid) expansion, a measure with strong support from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) that would allow thousands of Wisconsinites to gain access to affordable, comprehensive health

January 12, 2021
Wisconsin

Madison, WI –As we embark on a new legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) prompts legislators, state agencies and the Governor to promote public policies that help Wisconsinites prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. “Cancer has not stopped during the pandemic, so ACS CAN volunteers continue

September 11, 2020
Wisconsin

Madison, WI – Approximately 500 lit bags decorated with the names of those who’ve fought cancer were displayed today at the Wisconsin State Capitol to send a powerful message of hope. As a result of the pandemic, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers did not gather

July 2, 2020
Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (July 5, 2020) – Celebrating ten years since Wisconsin’s Clean Indoor Air law went into effect on July 5 th , 2010, public health advocates say the Legislature needs to include e-cigarettes in the law, statewide. E-cigarettes produce an aerosol that can contain potentially harmful substances including: nicotine;

September 25, 2019
Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI – September 25, 2019 – Milwaukee attorney Philip R. O’Brien has been named to the national Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society (ACS). As a member of the Board, O’Brien will provide

August 1, 2019
Wisconsin

Wisconsin continues to fall short when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces 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, Wisconsin still lags behind on tobacco control policies.

May 9, 2019
Wisconsin

Today, the Wisconsin Legislature voted to remove Medicaid expansion funding from the state budget. In response, Sara Sahli, Wisconsin government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released the following statement:

May 9, 2019
Wisconsin

Local American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer and Evansville resident Kim Fredrickson will join more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers representing over 50 cancer organizations in Washington, D.C., to urge lawmakers to prioritize the fight against cancer.