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American Cancer Society

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Women

Location

5101 Wheelis Dr., Suite 100Memphis, TN 38117 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and services.

Description

More than 2 million volunteers carry out the Society's mission of eliminating cancer and improving quality of life for those facing the disease. These dedicated volunteers donate their time and talents to further cancer research; educate the public about early detection and prevention; advocate for responsible cancer legislation in the local, state, and federal governments; and serve cancer patients and their families to help make the cancer experience a little easier.

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