We are proud to have helped more than 24,000 investigators make important advances in prevention, early detection and treatment.

MISSION

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

Research: We have invested more than $4.6 billion in research since 1946.

Cancer Prevention: We fund and conduct research to discover how people can take steps to reduce their cancer risk and provide information on the causes of cancer – from environment to lifestyle choices to genetics and more. We work to encourage healthy lifestyle choices – like avoiding tobacco, eating healthy and being physically active – that could help to eliminate approximately 50 percent of deaths from cancer.

Cancer Screening: We publish guidelines to help individuals know what cancer screenings are right for them.

Access to Care: We believe no one should die of cancer because they cannot get the quality care they need. We are working to increase screening and reduce cancer risk for underserved communities and boost our investment in our transportation and lodging programs to help patients receive treatment and support.

Patient and Caregiver Services: We provide patients and caregivers with resources that can help improve – and even save – lives. From free rides to chemo, places to stay when treatment is far from home and our live 24/7 helpline, we’re here for everyone with cancer questions and concerns, when and where they need us.

FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS

Cattle Baron’s Ball: Starlight N’ Spurs
Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Heifer International
Event Lead: Sara Beth Leader
Dance. Eat. Support. Fight Cancer.
CattleBaronsArkansas.com

Real Men Wear Pink
Breast cancer affects everyone, women and men. That’s why we’re recruiting men to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink. This distinguished group of community leaders is determined to raise awareness and money to support our mission and save more lives from breast cancer than ever before. RealMenAR.com

FUNDING SOURCES


Donations, Events, etc.: 99%
Investments, Grants/Contracts from Government Agencies: 1%


Established: 1913

Employees: 6,600

Service Area: Nationwide


CEO
Gary Reedy


901 N. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72207
501.603.5200
Cancer.org


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