Washington CARES about Cancer

In 2001, the Washington State Department of Health formed the Comprehensive Cancer Control Partnership. Since then, the name changed to Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership which stands for Community Action, Research, and Evidence-based Systems.

Washington Cancer Cares is a diverse group of cancer stakeholders committed to cancer prevention and control. Passion pushes us to utilize our unique skills and expertise to make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. As a united force in Washington State, Washington Cancer Cares focuses on listening and responding in order to make fighting cancer achievable, advocating equal access to all for quality prevention and early diagnosis, treatment, end of life care, and survivorship resources and support.

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Governor Inslee to Sign Bill Regulating E-Cig Products

With the new emergence of e-cigarette devices, we have seen children poisoned by the liquids used for e-cigs, and use of the devices on the rise among youth. 

Senate Bill 6328 brings statewide regulation and enforcement to a nearly unregulated e-cigarette market, strengthening protections against the sale of these harmful products to youth. 

ESSB 6328 will also: 

  • Mandate child resistant packaging and prohibit the sale of e-cig products from open display cases where kids can grab them. We know that these liquids are very dangerous to children, even a drop or two can poison a young child!
  • Double the fines for selling tobacco products to minors, the first increase in 23 years and it pays for enforcement, prevention and education.
  • Prohibit vaping in child care centers, elevators, playgrounds, school buses, schools and 500 feet from schools.
  • Healthy Gen is proud to have provided support and coordination to the many advocates working on this issue!

We're absolutely honored to announce that this historic bill was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on 4/19 at the Science of HOPE.

Breast Cancer License Plate Auction!

Breast cancer license plates are coming! Use your license plate to support loved ones who are living with breast cancer and encourage others to get screened. Be one of the first 18 Washingtonians to purchase the new breast cancer license plate through an online auction October 16-31, 2014. Plates will display the iconic pink ribbon and include the tagline “early detection saves lives.” Visit the auction website: http://www.32auctions.com/wabreastcancerplate. Breast cancer license plates will be available for purchase to the public through the Washington State Department of Licensing January 2015 for $60. 

Breast Cancer License Plate

Breast Cancer License Plate Auction!

Breast cancer license plates are coming! Use your license plate to support loved ones who are living with breast cancer and encourage others to get screened. Be one of the first 18 Washingtonians to purchase the new breast cancer license plate through an online auction October 16-31, 2014. Plates will display the iconic pink ribbon and include the tagline “early detection saves lives.” Visit the auction website: http://www.32auctions.com/wabreastcancerplate. Breast cancer license plates will be available for purchase to the public through the Washington State Department of Licensing January 2015 for $60. 

To share auction info, please find the attached flyer!

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