PLEASE HELP ME KICK CANCER’S ASS!!! In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But the survival rate has doubled over the last 40 years thanks to advances in cancer research, funded in part by the American Cancer Society. ACS aims to accelerate progress so that three in four people survive the disease within the next 20 years – but this will only be possible if enough people support fundraising events like Rugged Maniac, which I’m participating in!!!