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American Cancer Society

Name of Non-Profit Organization *

American Cancer Society

Organization's website

http://www.cancer.org

501(C)(3) Number *

13-1788491

Address *

10501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States

Your Name *

Sarah Wells

Your Title *

Senior Director, Community Engagement

Contact email address *

sarah.wells@cancer.org

Contact Phone Number

1-888-227-6446

What is the mission of your organization?

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community.

Which social causes does your agency address through its programming?
(Check ALL that apply)
*

  • (K) Health

(Z) Any other categories (not listed above) that your agency addresses?

(Z) Advocacy through the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the 501c (4) sister organization of the American Cancer Society

Any other comments you would like to share with the students who might be reviewing your request?

The American Cancer Society has led the way in the fight to end cancer – from discovering lifesaving cancer breakthroughs to helping improve the quality of life for people facing cancer.

The American Cancer Society helps people take steps to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage. ACS does this through prevention and early detection educational efforts that are helping people to stop smoking, get the right screening tests, and live healthy lifestyles.

The American Cancer Society is here every minute of every day and night to offer free information, programs, services, and community referrals to patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of a cancer experience – so they can focus on getting well. Each year, ACS provides free information and support to nearly 1 million people who call 1-800-227-2345.

The American Cancer Society is the largest nongovernmental funder of cancer research in the United States, having spent more than $4 billion since 1946 to find cures. ACS funds both external research projects through grants and scholarships as well as conduct our own research into cancer epidemiology, surveillance, and health policy. ACS funds beginning researchers with cutting-edge ideas early in their careers -- 47 of whom have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, the highest accolade in scientific achievement.

Thank you for your consideration of supporting the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated creating a world with more birthdays.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for high school students?

Yes

List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.

There are many ways for high school students to volunteer their time to support the American Cancer Society. They can assist with local community Relay For Life Events, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events, promoting the ACS and helping to create awareness of all that we do, just to name a few opportunities. Please go to http://www.cancer.org/involved/index to learn more about the volunteer opportunities with the American Cancer Society.