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August 6, 2020
New York

The New York State’s Lights of Hope challenge is on! We hope you have your page created and ready to share! Whoever raises the most money August 1 - August 14 will receive an ACS CAN branded item of their choice valued up to $50. Send e-mails, ask your friends,

August 5, 2020
Missouri

Jefferson City, MO — Missourians approval of Amendment 2 will improve health outcomes and reduce cancer disparities for 230,000 citizens who will gain access to health insurance coverage through the state’s Medicaid program. On Tuesday, voters responded “yes” to Amendment 2, which asked if Medicaid should be expanded to low-income

August 5, 2020

Missouri voters stood up for public health on Tuesday and passed a ballot measure to increase access to health insurance coverage for more Missourians through the state’s Medicaid program, following on the heels of Oklahomans who made the same move at the end of June.

August 5, 2020
West Virginia

Dan and Linda Hart understand what it means to watch a loved one battle cancer, to be a caregiver for a spouse going through the disease. Both lost their first spouses to cancer in 1999, leading to their eventual involvement for Relay for Life of Jefferson County and the American

August 4, 2020
New Jersey

On July 31st ACS CAN sent the below letter to Governor Phil Murphy formally requesting that he ensure that the adopted 2020-2021 state budget is one that continues New Jersey’s commitment to reducing our state’s cancer rate, helps identify cancers at their earliest- and often most treatable- stage, and ensures

August 3, 2020
California

SACRAMENTO, CA - With the Assembly Health Committee set to take a historic vote on Senate Bill (SB) 793 (Hill D-San Mateo) to finally end the sale of all -flavored tobacco products this Tuesday, public health advocates believe the tobacco industry’s all-out lobbying and advertising effort full of lies and

July 31, 2020

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $5.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Half of the increase would be considered emergency funding and the other half would be divided among the various institutes, including a nearly $470 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

July 30, 2020
Hawaii

Check out the July 2020 Hawaii-Pacific Newsletter This month's newsletter highlights State & Federal Update, Health Equity, Lights of Hope Across America Updates and Contest Winner, CoCoNutty Granola Snack Healthy Cooking Demo and more

July 30, 2020
Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three pieces of legislation that reduce Minnesota’s cancer burden go into effect August 1st. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the implementation of the new state tobacco 21 law, clinical trials as well as breast and cervical cancer laws to address the