Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Released The 2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer was released to great fanfare. Produced annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, … Continue reading

[ADVOCACY] Empowing Americans to Fight Back Against Cancer

It’s time to treat the cancer patient too, not just the disease. This week the American Cancer Society launched a new campaign to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. The story is all too familiar: The pain, nausea and fatigue from treatment were terrible No one sat down with me to clearly explain … Continue reading

[LIGHTS OF HOPE] Honor a Loved One & Support Legislative Advocacy

[LIGHTS OF HOPE] “The Lights of Hope ceremony is an unforgettable reminder that we are all touched by cancer in some way, and that we need to make the fight against cancer a national priority,” says Michael Holtz, cancer survivor and ACS CAN Federal Issues Director. “Holding this event at the U.S. Capitol sends a … Continue reading

10,000 candles: Honor & Remembrance

As darkness approaches, the light from 10,000 candles begins to glow. At that moment, the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool becomes more than a national landmark. It’s now a memorial and a celebration, all at the same time. Each flicker of light — a Light of Hope — is honoring someone whose life has been touched … Continue reading

Turn the Tide. Vote YES on Prop 29

The tobacco industry is still recruiting our kids. They’re getting even better at it. Smoking rates are about to rise in California for the first time this century. The Californians in this short video can tell you how your vote in June will turn the tide: 90% of smokers begin their journey to addiction before … Continue reading