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American Cancer Society

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine

Location

330 Whitney Avenue, Suite 420Holyoke, MA 01040 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 service.

Description

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we're finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.

Reviews

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by Nick V. (December 20, 2008)
Volunteering at the A.C.S. was a good experience. A pleasant environment and the staff were nice and helpful. There were plenty of projects to help out with. I would highly recommend becoming involved.

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