Silicon Valley Community Friends,
We hope this finds you safe and well. Now, more than ever, we know how critical it is that the work of the American Cancer Society continues. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our community hard and cancer patients we are serving are among the most vulnerable. Our 24/7 Helpline can’t stop. Cancer research can’t stop. Neither can we.
We have never faced a threat like COVID-19 to our 107-year mission. As a result of cancelled events during our busy fundraising season, we are facing a significant shortfall. Like many companies and organizations, we are doing all we can to limit expenses. Sadly, these include hard decisions like halting key service programs and implementing staff reductions. Still, we are forging ahead, working hard with diminished resources to continue our crucial support to cancer patients in their greatest time of need, as many are significantly impacted and highly susceptible to COVID-19.
We know that not everyone is in a position to invest right now, but if you are, we ask you to consider supporting our Silicon Valley COVID-19 Response Campaign so that we can continue to provide our patients with the support and services they need during this critical time.
Together, we are stronger, and your American Cancer Society family looks forward to teaming up with you again to create a world without cancer! Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration of a 2020 gift.
Julie Shaver, MPH Shelly Barsanti
Executive Director Chair, Board of Directors