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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION IS ESTABLISHED AS AN ENTITY OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC. ITS MISSION IS TO ACCELERATE THE CONTROL AND CURE OF CANCER BY SECURING MAJOR GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS FROM INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS TO SUPPORT RESEARCH, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC. AND ITS CHARTERED DIVISIONS.

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the American Cancer Society for the last four years through Relay for Life. I have been so impressed with the services offered to cancer patients and their families through this organization. They help to make this terrrible disease a little easier to live with and are there to support the family if the cancer patient does not survive. Relay for Life is only a small part of the American Cancer Society but makes a huge impact on people. The Cancer Society provides many services to cancer patients along with a 24 hour hot line to help with any questions they might have. Also provides programs for prevention of cancer. My family supports The American Society to the fullest.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with ACS for over 5 years. They are one of the most caring organizations I have ever been involved with. Their spirit of giving and helping others and the community is unparalled. Every single staff member I have had the pleasure to work with has displayed such a passion for the fight against cancer. They are a true inspiration to me and it is why I have become more involved in the fight against cancer, and will remain passionate to find a cure in my lifetime.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a 11 year volunteer with the American Cancer Society and have been a relayer for 10 years. This has been a wonderful experience for me and has helped fulfill my need to help other people. This organization has so much to offer volunteers, cancer survivors and their families, education for businesses and their employees. I have volunteered in many of the different projects that this organization has to offer. I leave with such a great feeling knowing that what I have shared with others will make their life a little better and hopefully longer. I have never volunteered for any organization that I have enjoyed as much as American Cancer Society.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The ACS is staff led and volunteer fueled. The training, motivation, drive for results, and passion for the cause is second to none from the top staffers to the lowest volunteer. My involvement with Relay For Life has become my life's passion. I believe we will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime. The ACS will be the decisive leader as we accomplish this goal!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have volunteered with the ACS for 3 years via Relay for Life. I have also had experience with ACS as a caregiver of a loved one who passed away from cancer. To see the things that ACS does to commemorate those who have survived, remember those who have passed, and to give support to those who are fighting cancer never fails to move me to tears. Absolutely beautiful, and the success of Relay for Life is proof. On the downside, you have to remember that a non-profit is still a business. While I may not agree 100% with actions taken by our local ACS branch, they do have to operate lean and mean just like every other business. Sometimes it's difficult to separate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The American Cancer Society gave me hope when I needed it most. I am a cancer survivor. The programs the ACS offers has helped many of my neighbors. One neighbor is a driver for the road to recovery program, it provides rides to treatments for cancer patients that have no way to get there. The ACS helped my good friend deal with her loss of her mother, she is giving back by leading up her local Look Good Feel Better progrom for breast cancer patients. If you've ever had a mammogram or a PSA test done-you can thank the ACS for funding that research. I have only great things to say about this non profit organization. I'm very proud to be part of such a dyanmic and caring group of staff and volunteers. Keep up the great work...and lets hope one day we put ACS out of business by finding a cure.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer touches us all. It seems to be the great equalizer. It is not prejudice. It matters not what is in your bank account, if you go to church,if you are ten or eighty. Twenty years ago our nephew lost his long hard battle. He was 12. Today, because of research, the survival rate of his cancer is 80%. The lives, the families, the communities will not be suffering from the loss. I envy them and I applaud the dedicated people who walk, who contribute, and who work on new ways to help prevent cancer, in all of it's henious forms.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been both a volunteer for the Amerinca Cancer Society and have used the services of the ACS when I was diagnosed with cancer. As a volunteer, I found that the American Cancer Society offers opportunities to match and utilize your interests and abilities in the Fight Against Cancer. The possibilities to participate are almost unlimited. The Americna Cance Society is also a good steward fo the funds received, with the large majority of the funds raised going to programs to benefit cancer patients and to prevent cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This will be my third year as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. It is a fun organization to be part of, let alone rewarding! I currently am the co-chair of my local Relay for Life, a fundraising event in the spring. The kick-off for the event is a lap by the area's cancer suvivors - emotional!! I highly recommend getting involved: www.relayforlife.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The American Cancer Society has helped my family in so many ways. It has also given us an opportunity to help fight cancer as volunteers and. The medicines developed by the research of this amazing organization have saved my uncle's life. Their different programs for cancer patients and their families have helped millions. I have participated in their Relay for Life event for four years. I love this event because it gives me a way to celebrate the survivors in my family, remember the ones I've lost to cancer and fight back against the disease. The American Cancer Society has given me the chance to take part in something that gives hope to millions and saves lives and I truly can't thank them enough for all they have done.