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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
August 14, 2011

ACS raises thousands and thousands of dollars every year that are poured back into education, advocacy, and patient assistance.

Before Cancer: ACS provides lots of information on screenings and education of the kinds of cancer and treatment. They fund scientists worldwide to help find a cure. They also lobby around the country to pass laws such as smoke free air, insurance coverage, and aid for the poor.

Finding out: The ACS 24/7 hotline - 1800-227-2345 will help you understand your cancer, provide you with any information on resources and programs, and send you a Personal Health Manager to keep track of all your health providers, tests, appointments, medicines, bills, etc.

During Cancer: Road to Recovery is a program that gives patients rides to their appointments and treatments. Look Good Feel Better is a program that teaches patients about options for head ware if they desire (wraps, wigs, etc.) and teaches them how to use/wear their prosthetic. If you need assistance with pharmaceuticals they will talk with your pharmacy and insurance to try to work something out. If you need cash, they will help you find organizations that can hand you a check. If you need medical equipment, they will find an individual or business in your area who can give you what you need.

After Cancer: ACS gives you the opportunity to give back by being a mentor to someone who is going through what you have been through. They help you share your story to impact people. Whether that impact leads to a gift, changes a life, or gives someone hope, you know you've made a difference.

The staff is kind, hard working, and helpful. They operate on little to nothing, under 10% and usually under 5%.

The Great!

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

Education, Personal Health Manager, being a part of a supportive community that helps us get through each day

Ways to make it better...

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

have them do more to help people understand what exactly they do and offer other than educational materials.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I'm a volunteer and my fiance and I have recieved serives from ACS.