During this time at home, with barber shops and beauty salons closed, embrace your hair by becoming part of our GrowNation, and support the American Cancer Society's response to COVID-19. There are a few ways to get in on the fuzzy fundraising, and they all rely on bigger beards, manlier mustaches, and letting your hair grow while you can't get a haircut.
By raising funds while growing your hair, you will be helping to support our Cancer Hasn’t Stopped Fund, which provides critical support and resources to cancer patients during this crisis. So let your hair grow to help make a difference – without leaving home.
Your support will help cancer patients with their urgent needs AND front-line health care workers:
Hope Lodge Response Fund – We are opening the doors to our Hope Lodge facilities around the country for health care workers on the front lines of the Coronavirus fight – at no cost – through the health care systems they are affiliated with.
Information – We are providing evidence-based information on cancer.org and have seen a 961% increase in front page clicks over the last month.
Support – Our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-227-2345 is providing answers and support to patients and caregivers. 80% of our calls in March when the crisis hit were related to COVID-19.
Advocacy – Our advocacy affiliate ACS CAN was integral in the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions to help nonprofits continue their critical services across the country.
At the end of the campaign, for anyone whose hair is long enough, we encourage you to donate your hair to make wigs for cancer patients. Details will be provided on how to do this!
THANK YOU for your support!