Updates matching "One Degree Campaign"

March 23, 2018

In 2015, ACS CAN launched the One Degree campaign and called on Congress to increase cancer research funding by $1 billion. Now, after three years of hard work by ACS CAN volunteers, that ambitious goal has been reached. Congress just passed the federal budget for the 2018 fiscal year and

December 12, 2016

Posted in the Dec. 12th edition of the Haddam Now. -- Earlier this year, the president announced his intentions to redouble the rate of progress to find new treatments and cures for cancer through a National Cancer Moonshot. As a cancer survivor, I have experienced a renewed hope that we

November 28, 2016

Janesville, Wisc. (Nov.21, 2016)— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will drop off more than 7,000 petitions at the Janesville office of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to give voice to the urgent need to pass the 21st Century Cures bill and the Cancer Moonshot.

November 6, 2016

Posted in the Nov. 6th edition of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Read full article -- Each of us is only one degree from someone with cancer. We all know someone who’s battled this disease, and many of us have fought cancer ourselves. As a cancer

September 19, 2016

This September, Illinois ACS CAN advocates took on Capitol Hill where they met with every IL Senate and House office – many of which were conducted face-to-face with members of Congress themselves. Advocates urged lawmakers to increase federal research funding at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through the appropriations process

July 18, 2016

In Tennessee, news that a precision medicine center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will be launched with funds from the National Institute of Health (NIH) gave increased meaning to ACS CAN advocates who participated in the One Degree campaign to increase federal funding for cancer research. This month, VUMC

August 31, 2015

Thank you to Ambassadors, Jim Thomas, Cindy Bounds and Joan Wharton for delivering the One Degree petitions at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce to US Congressman Andy Harris to vote for increased cancer research funding and thanking him for voting yes on the 21st Century Cures Act.

August 6, 2015

From New Hampshire to Hawaii, state legislatures made important progress in saving lives from cancer during their 2015 legislative sessions. But, the news was not all good as many states are still failing to pass legislation that would prevent cancer, reduce youth smoking, improve access to cancer care and significantly

April 2, 2015
South Carolina

Everyone is just One Degree away from being impacted by cancer. Survivors, researchers, students, and advocates joined together on the campus of Clemson University on March 24th to share thier One Degree story with Senator Graham. It was a powerful event as we heard from cancer surivors Brittany Avin, Dr.