Dear American Cancer Society Friend,
It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost over and soon we will be bringing in a new year! The American Cancer Society has worked hard this year to ensure that we are saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer by mobilizing our army of activists, developing research breakthroughs, building strong communities, and providing direction to those who need it.
The American Cancer Society appreciates the kindness you have showed us in the past. Your gift has helped us attack cancer from all angles; supporting cancer patients through their cancer journey, providing transportation to and from treatment, supplying free wigs, and offering lodging to patients traveling away from home for their treatment. We provide support, resources, knowledge and answers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our National Cancer Information Center toll free hotline at 800.227.2345. The American Cancer Society continues to invest in our patients and research with every dollar that is donated to us. We are funding groundbreaking research right here in our own backyard, over $650,000 to the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
2018 has been a great year, we have had many accomplishments and celebrations of success including:
-4,110 patients served so far this year. Of which, 2,276 patients were recently diagnosed and 1,130 were uninsured or underinsured constituents.
-252 patients have received a total of 1,191 nights while traveling away from home during treatment.
-63 American Cancer Society-funded research grants currently active in Texas valued at $40,967,119
All of our programs remain 100% free to cancer patients. All of this is possible because of people like you, people who want to make a difference, attack cancer at all angles and give someone the Gift of Hope. As we wind down 2018, we ask that you consider giving the Gift of Hope and make your tax -deductible donation to help patients and their families through their cancer journey.
Thank you for your support,
Executive Director- South Texas Area
* All 2018 tax deductible donations need to be delivered to the local American Cancer Society office by December 28th, 2018.*