AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
July 22, 2009
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?
Volunteer & I volunteered at my local American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.