Making a Difference to Help Save Lives from Cancer
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly two million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.
Helping Cancer Patients Access Care
Provided more than 5,500 rides to treatment and other cancer-related appointments through our Road to Recovery program
Provided more than 4,350 free nights at our Hope Lodge communities, and more than 650 free or reduced nights with our hotel partners, saving more than $750,000
Our patient navigators helped guide more than 650 newly diagnosed, underserved cancer patients to overcome barriers to care
Offering Information and Education
Our website, cancer.org, had more than 1,576,800 visits from residents in Virginia and provided the latest, most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer
Our 24/7/365 helpline handled more than 7,000 calls and live chats from residents in Virginia seeking support, information, and resources
Providing Leadership and Education for the Health Care Community
Worked with more than 250 health care systems to help more people prevent cancer or find it early, provide patient and provider education, and improve care
Fighting Cancer through Public Policy
Our adovcacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, helped maintain state-supported cancer research
All of this just in Virginia! To learn more about the work of the American Cancer Society, please visit cancer.org.