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Survivor and Caregiver Engagement

ACS Best Practices: Survivor and Caregiver Engagement Oct 26 Guest Blog by Breanne Spear and Nicole Kelly of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences   Survivor and Caregiver Engagement

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ACS Programs: NUPA Guidelines

By Lauryn Kennedy, December 16, 2016   The American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention   Most of us are aware that we should avoid

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June: National Cancer Survivor Month 2022

By Jake Konigsberg   What is National Cancer Survivor Month? Every June is devoted to celebrating those who have previously fought or are currently fighting cancer. It is not an

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Why Is Advocacy Important?

Why Is Advocacy Important? Jun 29 By Jake Konigsberg   Advocacy is at the very foundation of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS

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Global Cancer Control

Global Cancer Control Cancer can affect anyone – no matter you age, race/ethnicity, or where you live. The American Cancer Society has grown past helping just those who live in

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2021 Spring Semester in Review

This semester has gone by so fast! Congrats for surviving another semester of virtual courses during a global pandemic – here’s to hoping we’re all back in-person in the fall . Check out what ACS On Campus accomplished the past few months!

February – New National Campus & Youth Engagement Team 2021-2021

In February we rolled-on our new NCYET team of amazing high school and college volunteers! They all bring experience from ACS On Campus events around the country and have already gotten started on some great projects, that you’ll read about below. See the team here.

March – Advocacy Week

As of March 1st, all Relay For Life registrations fees will go towards diversity, health equity, and inclusion efforts. Read more about ACS’ dedication to fighting health disparities here.

The week of March 21st was the American Cancer Society’s first ACS on Campus Advocacy Week in which we encouraged schools throughout the nation to have their students sign up to become ACS CAN members and begin their advocacy journeys. This year, the political climate has given us a huge opportunity to support our student advocates in driving forward policy that will positively impact the cancer community locally and nationally. Over the course of that one week, we had over 130 new ACS CAN memberships! Each of you have taken this opportunity and are helping advance the ACS CAN mission. Thank you all so much for taking the steps to support the cancer community through policy and legislation. Also, watch the recording of a livestream with Advocacy Chair, Cameron Meyer, NCYET Alum & cancer researcher, Ian Lock, and Director of Federal Relations, Caroline Powers.

April – Spring Into Action Against Health Disparities Challenge

ACS is focused on battling health disparities and we know this generation is passionate about social change. In addition to RFL registration fees going toward diversity, health equity, and inclusion efforts through the rest of the year – we wanted to make a bigger splash. On April 1st, we held our Spring Into Action Against Health Disparities and our ACS On Campus community raised $65,000 in 24 hours – that’s amazing! We set a challenge, and you delivered. All of the funds raised are going directly towards funding research on health disparities and internships for people of underrepresented populations. Special shoutout to Hunterdon High School for raising over $19,000 and Youngstown State University for raising $3,500 during the event! You all are showing us the future is bright and your dedication to the cause is inspiring to us all. Between advocacy and fundraising, you have shown that our generation is serious about making a difference in cancer patients’ lives, and for that we thank you. To learn more about ACS’ efforts on diversity, health equity, and inclusion, check out Mission Chair, Murphy, and her conversation with ACS staff!

What to look forward to this summer & fall:

ACS Summer School will be starting the week of June 14th and go until the week of July 19th. We’ll bring you training videos and more about fundraising, advocacy, ACS mission, global efforts, and more!

Campus Runs the World – join our second running, walking, biking event this fall to get your fall fundraising going!

ACS On Campus Con – the NCYET is planning our first ever virtual conference! Open to all ACS On Campus volunteers far and wide, join us in kicking off the 2021 – 2021 school year! Details to come, save the date for Sunday, September 19th.

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