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Ed Kincaid

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Review for American Cancer Society, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is wonderful! It is the most well-rounded cancer organization out there, using its funds for (1) cancer research, (2) assisting cancer patients, (3) pushing our lawmakers to make insurance companies cover cancer screenings, and (4) educating the public about cancer. Because of the American Cancer Society, more people are surviving cancer. They don't discriminate on who they help.

They have a 24/7 phone number that patients can call and talk to a REAL person, not a automated machine.

If it weren't for the American Cancer Society, insurance companies wouldn't have to cover cancer screening tests (most of which the American Cancer Society also funded and developed) that caught my mother-in-law's cancer early.

They offer free housing at their Hope Lodges to cancer patients who have to travel out of town for treatment. Do you have any idea how relieving it is to know you have a free place to stay where you are surrounded by a huge support group of people undergoing the same traumatic experience as yourself? There are not words to aptly describe this service they provide.

They spend more money on cancer research than any other organization or company besides the U.S. Government. And their research isn't just on finding screening tests, they find new treatments, new medications to help with a patients' quality of life, and connections as to what causes cancer. You know how everyone knows smoking can cause lung cancer? The American Cancer Society was the group who presented that information to the U.S. Attorney General!

I could go on and on. They help people everyday in a multitude of ways. And in return some people on here are saying they aren't doing enough. The sad thing is that, with more support, they WOULD be able to add to their phenomenal list of programs and services they already offer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Client Served & I am a volunteer and donor. I have participated in making meals for Hope Lodge guests and must more. .