Mission: The american cancerr society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Geographic areas served: California
Programs: Patient support programs assist cancer patients and their families in an effort to ease the burden of the disease. Grants to affiliates $6,250. Relay for life and making strides against breast cancer - see schedule o
prevention programs, derived in part on our cancer research, provide the public and health professionals with information and education to prevent cancer occurrence and to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Grants to affiliates $6,250. Relay for life and making strides against breast cancer - see schedule o
detection and treatment programs seek to find cancer before it is clinically apparent and provide information and education about options for treatment, a cure, recurrence, symptom management and pain control. Grants to affiliates $6,250. Relay for life and making strides against breast cancer - see schedule o
Donor & Volunteer Advisory
This organization's nonprofit status may have been revoked or it may have merged with another
organization or ceased operations.
I am a volunteer for the American Cancer Society's California Division. Working with this organization for 13 years, I am impressed by their commitment to the mission of fighting cancer. They are a community based organization relying greatly on their volunteers in all aspects of their programs. The partnerships between staff and volunteers seems unique to me in all the volunteer work I have done. I feel appreciated for my efforts and time.