American Cancer Society

  • When you support the American Cancer Society, you are joining a worldwide movement to help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force with more than 130,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere. We fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Revenue raised in Illinois comes back to Illinois to help fund research, cancer prevention programs, and patient services in our communities. Your support can help us make this cancer's last century.

    Thanks to donors like you, the American Cancer Society has achieved some terrific milestones, including:

    • Today, 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with cancer are surviving (for at least five years). In fact, more than 400 people a day in the U.S. are celebrating birthdays that otherwise would have been lost to the disease.
    • We've contributed to a 20% decline in cancer death rates since the early 1990s. That means we've helped save 1.2 million lives during that time.
    • We've played a role in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
    • We help cancer patients everywhere get help when they need it- day or night. Last year alone, we assisted more than a million people who called us for help, providing free services such as a place to stay while traveling for treatment, rides to treatment, and emotional support.
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