Mission: The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is one of the nation's largest cancer charity, focusing exclusively on the link between diet and cancer. The Institute provides a wide range of consumer education programs that help millions of Americans learn to make dietary changes for lower cancer risk. AICR also supports innovative research in cancer prevention and treatment at universities, hospitals and research centers across the U.S. The Institute has provided millions of dollars in funding for research in diet, nutrition and cancer.
Programs: AICR's operating programs focus on research grant funding and public education. The Institute has channeled millions of dollars into investigations of the diet-cancer link. These dollars have fostered research at leading universities, hospitals and research centers throughout the U.S. and around the world. With the nation's most extensive program of publications on diet, nutrition and cancer prevention, AICR has distributed millions of AICR educational booklets and pamphlets to the public, and hundreds of thousands of copies of reference works from AICR have reached health professionals. Nutrition seminars, public service announcements and other consumer-targeted programs help to further promote AICR's message that diet plays a major role in cancer risk.
They must be running a campaign in the Minneapolis area. Check this out: 3/5/16 call from AICR from 866-315-9726 at around 2:30 PM 3/6/16 call from AICR from 866-300-9698 at around 11:00 AM 3/7/16 call from AICR from 866-323-5290 at around 8:00 AM 3/8/16 call from AICR from 866-314-4207 at around 1 PM When you call any of these numbers they say that the calls may be monitored ... thanks you for calling ... will try to reach you in the next few days. This stems on harassment. They call you every day. I am on the no call list but that apparently doesn't help. How long is this going to last. They leave no number as an alternate for your to call and get your name off of their books. You think I am going to donate anything to them after this harassment?
After my research I found that they only give about 30% or money raised to the research establishments - see http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3264#.VjTVemssAYo . I admit I did send out envelopes once to my neighbours when I first moved to this country, however, no more.
A friend who's son has cancer received a soliciting package in the mail from AICR requesting that he solicit donations from several of his neighbors. The package contained a short list of several of his neighbors and their addresses. The package was not requested and contained the name of a neighbor that he did not get along with. We decided to do some research and found this site. We are glad we did.