American Cancer Society Foundation

Rating: 4.75 stars   61 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services, Cancer, Economic Development

Location: 250 Williams St Atlanta GA 30303 USA

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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As a volunteer of the American Cancer Society, I can tell you they have attained many great accomplishments over the past years. I have been on the ground floor of helping to attain some of those accomplishments, and am very proud of that! The American Cancer Society does everything in a very respectful and dignified way, and always strive to be good stewards of the money that is donated to their organization. As a person who has had to go to the American Cancer Society for information for loved ones and friends affected by cancer, I can tell you that any information I have sought personally has been provided quickly, and was very easy to seek out. Additionally, if the American Cancer Society cannot help you directly with one of their many resources in dealing with an issue, they have many outside resources to tap into. I donate to other non-profit organizations, but the American Cancer Society is who I choose to give most of my money and are the "BEST" in my book!

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

many different ways.

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

make sure to advertise on television that early detection can save more lives.

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

seeing the dollars action.

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

very diversified.

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

open more HOPE Lodges and house more patients who need a place to live while being treated for cancer.

Ways to make it better...

more people would take an active role in volunteering for thsi wonderful organization.

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

access to healtchare for low income families and economical issues facing our country may strain the current budget too much.

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

this organization is very deserving of this award.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer last May, I turned to the American Cancer Society. I found information regarding her specific type of cancer on their web site, cancer.org, and from their 800 number. When we arrived at her oncology appointment at the Cleveland Clinic, I was armed with the information and right questions to ask her doctor. After this first appointment at the Cleveland Clinic, I visited their cancer resource room. More than 90 percent of the brochures and pamphlets were published by the American Cancer Society. This May, one year after her diagnosis, we celebrated my mom being cancer free at our local American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. As a volunteer for my local Relay, it was overwhelming for me to see my mother "stand up" and walk as a survivor. And it gave my mom great comfort to be surrounded by other people who knew and understood her battle with cancer! I have heard many other stories that are similiar to my experience. There are no other nonprofit cancer organizations that offer the patient services, research, education and advocacy that the American Cancer Society provides. But the most amazing gift that the American Cancer Society provides is HOPE! Just ask my mom!

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

my own life and the lives of many family and friends!

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

knowing I'm making a difference in the fight against cancer and we are coming closer everyday to better treatments for so many cancers!

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

supportive, knowledgable, understanding, and passionate about eliminating cancer.

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

provide more patient services, educate more people on the causes of cancer and fund more research to find better treatments and cures for cancer!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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9 people found this review helpful

It is a blessing to volunteer for such an organization as the American Cancer Society. The society gives you all the resources you need to be successful, including the knowledge to understan why we do what we do. The work of the American Cancer Society benefits everyone. I am grateful to make a difference.

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

and I believe in it's mission. I also believe that the ACS uses its resources of people an money effectively.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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