Ally Lopshire Joins American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Lead Government Relations in Illinois
In this role, Lopshire will lead ACS CAN’s efforts in the state to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Ally Lopshire has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the government relations director in Illinois. In this role, Lopshire will lead ACS CAN’s efforts in the state to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer.
“Cancer has touched all of our lives, and I’m excited to do my part to help advance legislation and policies that will save lives from this horrible disease,” Lopshire said. “My own Grandmother battled breast cancer at a young age, so I look forward to working with elected officials, volunteers, community partners and leaders, and organizations across our state to help reduce suffering and death from cancer in Illinois.
Lopshire most recently was the Assistant Counsel to the Illinois House Speaker on issues including healthcare reform, insurance coverage, pharmaceutical drug pricing and access to treatment. She obtained her B.S at the University of Notre Dame and her J.D at the University of Illinois.
ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization. To contact Ally Lopshire or get involved in ACS CAN’s legislative agenda in Illinois, visit www.fightcancer.org/IL.
About ACS CAN at 20
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we mark our 20th anniversary, we’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.