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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 service.

Description

Why the American Cancer Society?

  • The largest voluntary health organization in America and can make the most impact
  • Focus on all cancers (not just specific sites)
  • Fighting cancer longer than any other organization

A list of our accomplishments

  • The American Cancer Society was funded in 1913
  • Funded the work of 38 Nobel Prize winners
  • The largest private funder of cancer research in America
  • Good stewards of money - the American Cancer Society is ranked highly by watchdog organizations that monitor non-profits (www.give.org)

How we reach our mission

  • Research
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Service - samples of American Cancer Society services include:

- 1.800.ACS.2345 - a national call center open 24/7 where you always talk to a person

- www.cancer.org - the most comprehensive cancer information, programs and services and current/future events and volunteer opportunities

- Cancer Survivor's Network - an on-line and telephone community of cancer survivors

- Community Resource Database - an extensive list of organizations and resources for every community, where someone can phone 1.800.ACS.2345 and connect with the local office or get a list of resources from the call center representative

- Additional local services run by staff and volunteers

Website

http://www.cancer.org

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