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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.

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Who We Are

The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. We're working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays - a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone's life. We combine our relentless passion with the wisdom of a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and we get results. We save lives by helping people say well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work nearly 14 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year. Our signature event, Relay For Life, allows for community members to join forces in the fight against cancer. There are over 90 community and college Relay For Life events accross the staf of Iowa and over 5,000 worldwide!

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