American Cancer Educational Services

Rating: 4.2 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Education, Cancer

Location: PO Box 7262 Hillsborough NJ 08844 USA

Mission: Our mission is to educate, support and empower those diagnosed with Cancer by organizaing and clarifying information. We provide independent information and research to enable patients and their families to make smarter choices for treatment with an emphasis on cure, functionality and dignity.Our goal is to streamline the information available and make it more understandable.
Results: We have nearly 1 million page views per year and the heaviest usage id Leukemia/Lymphoma and the SKin cancer pictures. We receive calls all the time with the thanks of those who we have helped.
Target demographics: Anyone and everyone needing reliable internet based Cancer info and/or resources via the phone.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love, Love Love this charity. They do great things for people who were just diagnosed with cancer. Have volunteered and helped with 5k events. Saw first hand the impact they have on the lives of everyone who calls them or goes to the website.

Also, the sunscreen they sell is amazing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them as much as possible

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Wendy and I called these people to get help for my cousin in the Florida Keys. I live and work in NC at the carolinas healthcare.org and was unable to find the information needed to help Tammy. Here is the note I sent to Paula at ACF who helped me. "Wow, what a plethora of information. I really appreciate all you have done to help my cousin. She will be overwhelmed from your kindness. I will get this information over to her now."



If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them raise money so that they could help more people in need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Please use caution with this organization as it doesn't do exactly what it says it does with the money that is raised and cancer patients that are "helped". People are not available all of the time to assist you via phone and they have multiple names they are associated with making you question the validity of this organization. I have volunteered with them in the past and it was awful with the direction coming from the very top (ex: president/director) and the lack of the direction and dedication the head of this organization has. Proceed with caution and use American Cancer Society for all donations as you can be 100% sure of that money going to Cancer patients and getting them information quick and honest, all while helping them save lives. This organization does not and I have seen it on a personal level. So unfortunate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have medically trained people able to help patients 24-7 and hire better leaders and directors.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

These people are wonderful. Had no idea that their where so many cancer charities out there. They steared me to the right hospital and website for my renal cancer. Told me about ACOR and gave me such great support. Can't say enough good things about these folks!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping me understand treatment options and getting a real good handle on my RCC

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish I had a lot more money to donate to them. They do so much with just volunteers

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

working with this charity I contacted a number of agencies and drug companies to help an individual get a life saving chemo treatment for free. The gentleman got the drug and we're happy to say he's alive today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This org can find resources that are usually extremely hard to find/locatre. They help people dealing with life or death decisions and make your life easier. They are truly a god send!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure they had millions of dollars to hire more people and reach more folks dealing with a frightening cancer diagnosis

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing that we can provide life changing/life saving information

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding, compassionate and dedicated to helping other cancer patients find simple easy to understand info. and resources

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many more folks currently dealing with cancer.While many are looking for a cure, these dedicated volunteers help those affected NOW.

Ways to make it better...

more people knew what these great people do

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

finding/detecting cancer early is imperative. People need to find screening programs and get tested to save their lives and the lives of those they love.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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