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American Cancer Society K.O. Cancer Virtual 5K

While we are all staying home as much as possible to stop the spread, our mission remains to fight cancer from every angle at this extraordinary time. That is why we are inviting you to join us in our K.O. Cancer Virtual 5K...

Who: Anyone, anywhere that has the ability to run, walk, ride or roll a 5K (3.1 miles)

What: A virtual 5K is your own "race" at your own pace on your own schedule! No packet pickups, waiting in line, or race day nerves. No crowded start lines and finish lines, it's about making the time to show those impacted by cancer that they are not alone.

Where: Since this 5K is virtual it can be done from any location you choose...the road, the trail, the treadmill... basically anywhere you can safely complete this while practicing the necessary social distancing precautions.

When: Saturday,  May 23rd, our American Cancer Society Birthday!  However, this is a flexible Virtual 5K so complete it ANY TIME from April 27,2020 - June 1st, 2020!  We don't care when you get it done, just that it gets done!

Why: To bring our community together virtually so we can show cancer patients and their families that although we are alone, we are all together in the fight against cancer.

How: Sign up by clicking "Register"  - The registration fee is $30, which will include a 5k completion medal if signed up by May 16th,2020.  Medals are anticipated to be mailed out by July 1, 2020.  

*Challenge others to participate in their hometowns.  

*Share the event on Social Media.

HAVE FUN!  On behalf of our community, we thank you for ensuring to practice the necessary social distancing regulations while participating and on behalf of the patients and families who we serve, thank you for continuing the fight against cancer. 


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The American Cancer Society & COVID-19

Under the best of circumstances, a cancer diagnosis can be frightening, devastating and isolating. Now, as the COVID-19 crisis grows larger every day, cancer patients – many who already have compromised immune systems - are more vulnerable than ever. In response, your American Cancer Society is refocusing our work to help cancer patients and communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here's what the American Cancer Society is doing right now to help:

Information

Updating web & social medial for access to the latest information and guidance, including:

Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Cancer

"Common Questions about the Coronavirus Outbreak"

Podcast: What Cancer Patients and Caregivers Need to Know about COVID-19


Patient & Family Services

24/7 Cancer Helpline  1-800-227-2345, 80% of calls in March were COVID-19 Related

Reach to Recovery, Peer-to-Peer breast cancer support

Ongoing Support Groups, Cancer Survivors Network and Springboard Beyond Cancer

Cancer.org - Comprehensive Cancer Information

Personal Health Manager - Track Diagnosis and treatment

Tender Loving Care - Help with Appearance Related Side Effects

Caregiver Video Series - Support for Caregivers

Patient Navigation - Hospital-based Patient Services

Cancer Information Videos - Prevention to treatment and more

Through our advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN, we are fighting for cancer patients with policies that will help ease the increased burden created by the pandemic. 

Research - As always, lifesaving cancer research continues, aiming to find more - and better - treatments, oncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life. 

In addition, the American Cancer Society has offered its Hope Lodge facilities to healthcare partners, to provide respite for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.  

Posted by Heather Robison