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Help Build ACS CAN into One of the Nation's Most Effective Advocacy Organizations 

Building a highly effective and influential advocacy organization begins with a strong membership.  You can be part of this historic effort to once and for all ensure that our lawmakers put cancer issues at the top the legislative agenda.

A strong ACS CAN membership base will help lead to advocacy successes at every level of government — from making local communities smoke-free to increasing federal funding for cancer research and programs.

Join the effort to build ACS CAN. 

The tools are here for you to be successful.  Simply click on any of the below tools to download them and you can begin your membership recruitment efforts today.

Have a question about recruiting ACS CAN members?  Email us at ican@acscan.org.  We are here to work with you every step of the way.


ACS CAN Recruitment Kit

(Some documents below are in PDF Format, which requires  Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing. )

ACS CAN Relay Advocacy Guidebook

ACS CAN Relay Flyer  A printable flyer that can be used by Relay Advocacy Chairs to promote the www.acscan.org web site.

ACS CAN Audio (750 KB - mp3) - Listen to testimonial about why ACS CAN is making a difference in the fight against cancer.

ACS CAN Membership Form This is the official ACS CAN Membership form that must be completed to become a member of ACS CAN.  It can be copied and used for recruitment.

ACS CAN One Pager  This provides a one page document summarizing ACS CAN activities


Federal & State Legislative Activity

How Do You Measure Up Report?  How does your state compare to others in guaranteeing insurance coverage for breast and colon cancer screenings, making restaurants smoke-free and preventing youth tobacco use?  Read the 2013 How Do You Measure Up Report to find out.

Advocacy Accomplishments 2012 It has been another remarkable year of achievement for the American Cancer Society and its affiliate advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The tireless efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteers at the local, state, and national levels have produced outstanding results.