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Advocacy Resources

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is the process of organizing people impacted by a problem, making them aware of their own power, and collectively organizing to impact decision makers to make change. The decision makers in this case are federal, state, and local legislatures. Our advocacy efforts are led by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), an affiliate of ACS. Just like the ACS, the ACS CAN’s mission is to end suffering and death from cancer by rallying together to demand change from our elected officials.

Advocacy Blog

Cancer Action Days

Hello everyone! Beginning this month, ACS CAN Cancer Action Days will be occurring throughout the nations. During these days, volunteers will go to their state capitol and talk with lawmakers

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Get Involved with ACS CAN

Hi everyone, this week we will be covering ways you can get your campus involved with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).  ACS CAN is the sister

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Biomarker Testing

Hello everyone! One of the focus areas on the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s agenda for the 2023-2024 year is biomarker testing. What is biomarker testing? Biomarker testing is

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All Star Campus Update

Hello everyone! The National Campus & Youth Engagement Team is proud to announce an updated version of the Five Star/All Star Campus for the 2023-2024 school year. There were a

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More Advocacy Resources

“Making An Impact” Flyer

This is an ACS / ACS CAN branded one-pager on the 2022 ACS CAN Impact At A Glance. For 21 years, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

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Tobacco Free Campus Toolkit

Join hundreds of school campuses across the country in banning tobacco use on school grounds. Use this toolkit to learn the facts about smoking tobacco & e-cigarette use and how

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