Become an Advocate in the Fight Against Cancer

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ORGANIZATION: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network - Pennsylvania


The sad reality is that we have all been touched by cancer. But, you can help change this by fighting back and joining our volunteer team as a legislative ambassador and working with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels to make cancer prevention, early detection and research a state and national priority.

Legislative Ambassadors work closely with ACS CAN staff in to make fighting back against cancer a priority for lawmakers at all levels of government. We work together to make sure that activities suit your interests and that you are well prepared with the knowledge you need. This role is adaptable to a variety of time commitments and skill levels. The only requirement is a shared interest in seeing a world free from cancer.

Activities may include:

  • Responding and sharing online action alerts
  • Joining advocates in Harrisburg for Cancer Action Day to meet with lawmakers in-person
  • Attending several American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network events each year to showcase advocacy accomplishments, recruit new volunteers, and engage the public in our advocacy efforts (example: collecting signatures on petitions to deliver to lawmakers)
  • Sending a letter of introduction to your elected officials
  • Sending letters to the editor and opinion pieces to local media as needed
  • Social media activity - sharing with your online community
  • Participating in fundraising efforts in your community and statewide
  • Joining monthly virtual meetings to stay updated on the status of bills, community engagement, and fundraising

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About American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network - Pennsylvania


1818 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, US

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit


If we are to succeed in our mission to end suffering and death from cancer, it won't just happen in the doctor's office or research lab. This movement must start at the statehouse and in Congress. And, it will be led by volunteers - regular people whose lives have been impacted by cancer - rallying together to demand change from their elected officials.

We are the organization empowering volunteers to do just that - influence change and impact the future of cancer. From gaining dramatic increases in funding for cancer research to ensuring all Americans have access to cancer care, our work is saving lives and leading to new innovative breakthroughs in how to fight this disease.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Politics


We'll work with your schedule.





  • Advocacy
  • Lobbying
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training

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