With over 1.9 million cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, it may be hard to see how you can make a difference. Fortunately, even a small monetary gift has an impact. When you donate to the American Cancer Society, your donation affects the lives of so many.
Your $10 gift makes a difference, but larger donations have a greater impact.
Visit cancer.org to learn how to make a one-time gift that can really make an impact, or choose a monthly, recurring donation to ensure you never miss a chance to boost cancer discovery, patient support, and advocacy. The gift you give now can improve patient outcomes in the years ahead.
By: Linsey Knerl, for the American Cancer Society
helps in the fight against cancer
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$100 Gift = $78
for cancer research and support; $22 for staff and volunteer support
$1,000 Gift = $780
for cancer research and support; $220 for staff and volunteer support
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In a typical year,
the American Cancer Society:
What happens when
you give $10?
can make a BIG impact
The efforts of the American Cancer Society — and those who give (like you) — have contributed to:
drop in cancer death rates since 1991
fewer cancer deaths in that time frame
The impact is far-reaching, going beyond labs and patient support. The American Cancer Society advocates in communities to bring prevention initiatives that matter. One example:
of Americans enjoy smoke-free workplace protections
Without the work of the American Cancer Society, people who need essential support services may go without. A person’s lifetime risk of developing cancer is about
1 in 3
With the support services we offer, they don’t
have to fight it alone.
and education interventions
for making sure ACS teams can continue to do their jobs:
of donations (that’s $7.80 of your gift) goes to fund decades of lifesaving services, such as:
Research for advancements, including early detection and treatment:
since 1946 to prevent cancer and support patients
million phone calls
24/7 access to cancer information specialists:
and chats to date to help people with cancer and their caregivers find support and answers
Patient support services:
FREE nights OF LODGING
for people receiving treatment in a typical year
Contributed funds to programs that have offered to
low- or no-cost
have been provided to people who have limited access to quality healthcare services.
1.5 million volunteers
and staff work globally to reduce cancer deaths and offer hope for cancer patients and their families, including work done in our Hope Lodge communities, Discovery shops and ACS CAN offices.
It also goes to more fundraising efforts, so your gift grows exponentially! (Consider this:
in annual events, like
Relay For Life .)
A total of