Creating Cancer Champions - Workplace Solutions by American

June 18-19, 2009
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Cancer Resource Network
Cancer Resource Network
Umbrella name for the Society’s programs and services available to assist
persons affected by cancer
• Deliver timely information and support programs
• Promote informed decision making
• Enhance quality of life for survivors and caregivers
• Allow for a coordinated approach to promote the
Society’s programs and services
Cancer Resource Network
Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be.
The American Cancer Society can help.
Easy to understand information to help you make
decisions about your care.
Referral for day-to-day questions such as
financial, insurance, transportation, and lodging.
Connection to others who have been there for
emotional support.
Cancer Resource Network
Day-to-Day Help
Help w it h f inancial and
insurance quest ions
Clinical Trials M at ching
Help w it h prescript ion
quest ions
Tools t o help w it h
t reat ment
Help f inding lodging and
t ransport at ion
Emotional Support
Help f inding local support
Online communit y f or cancer
pat ient s and t heir f amilies
Cancer educat ion classes
Phone help: 1-800-227-2345
On the internet:
Clinical Trials Matching Service
Tools to help with treatment
Day-to-Day Help
• Lodging and transportation
• Help with financial and
insurance questions
• Prescription drug assistance
Emotional Support
• Finding local support groups
• Online community for
cancer patients and their
• Cancer education classes
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• Fighting Back Against Cancer
ACS CAN … Making Cancer a Top
National Priority
ACS CAN will:
• Press key leaders in the U.S. Congress to make ACS CAN’s legislative
initiatives their priorities
• Continue influencing gubernatorial, state and local candidates to
address cancer issues in their campaigns
• Support nationwide, state and local efforts to increase tobacco taxes,
pass smoke-free laws, and advance other mission objectives
• Educate candidates about the importance of increasing research
funding and funding for lifesaving cancer programs as well as the
importance of affordable and accessible health care
ACS CAN is working hard to …
By …
Prevent 30% of all cancer deaths – the culprit? Tobacco.
Save thousands of women dying needlessly from breast cancer
Prevent needless death from colon cancer
Fully fund our nation’s cancer research budget
Gain access to quality health care for all Americans
Creating a smoke-free nation and increasing the tobacco tax
Increasing funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early
Detection Program
Passing the Colorectal Prevention Act (H.R. 1189)
Doubling the federal funding for the National Cancer Institute
Convincing our lawmakers that every American has the right to quality,
affordable health care
Join Our Movement
• Add your voice to
thousands of people
who care about fighting
back against cancer
• Membership starts at
just $10 a year
• Visit for
more information!
It’s Easy to Fight Back
• Send a letter
• Make a phone call
• Send an email
• Send a text message
• Once you join, you will
receive our monthly
update about ACS CAN’s
work and information
on how you can stay
Action Alert
• You will also receive
e-mail Action Alerts on
both federal and state
issues that let you fight
back with a click of the
All of the latest information you need:
• Federal and State Issues
• Events in your own
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Videos to help better
understand the issues
Lobby Days
• Both Federal and State
Lobby Days ensure we
are making our voices
heard on Capitol Hill
and in our State Houses
Volunteer Structure
State Lead
• One Lead Volunteer per
• One Lead Volunteer per
Congressional District
• Four Chairs in each
Congressional District
ACT! Lead 1
Relay CAN
ACT! Lead 2
ACT! Lead 3
How you and your company
CAN get involved
• Offer information about
joining ACS CAN to your
• Participate in our
corporate membership
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