Advocacy Through ACS CAN
About ACS CAN
Today, nearly 60% of all Americans live in a smoke-free community, but millions are still forced to work in smoke-filled workplaces.
Today, advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and are mean that we are winning the war on cancer, but Congress has frozen or cut funding for cancer research and programs for the past five years.
Today, women have better access to mammograms, but millions of women, men and children are uninsured and millions more are underinsured with little or no access to lifesaving screenings and treatments.
What is the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)?
ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. As the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization, ACS CAN is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.
Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor's office. Instead, they are made by your state legislature, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.
ACS CAN is holding lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but also take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer.
ACS CAN Volunteers Are Winning
ACS CAN campaigns led by volunteers and staff across the nation have:
ACS CAN Is Winning the War on Cancer
ACS CAN will defeat cancer by:
Why did the American Cancer Society form ACS CAN?
Previously, the American Cancer Society had one hand tied behind its back in the advocacy arena. By becoming a member of ACS CAN, advocates can use both hands to fight back against cancer.