The American Cancer Society is the largest, private, nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States. For the first time since 1946 – the American Cancer Society research budget is in jeopardy. Deep cuts in our research funding could mean a generation of cancer research lost. A lack of available funding could deter young investigators with big ideas from the cancer research field. For cancer patients this may dramatically alter the availability of lifesaving treatments. Research must continue, even if galas and in-person events cannot. Cancer has not stopped, and neither will we.
The American Cancer Society has never faced a threat to our mission like COVID-19. We repurposed our Hope Lodges to provide respite for frontline health care workers. We continue to respond to the needs of cancer patients and caregivers via our 24/7 helpline and live chat on cancer.org, and we have committed ourselves to becoming a source of reliable fact-based information on the coronavirus as it relates to cancer.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been a loyal supporter and sponsor of the American Cancer Society and it’s mission to fight back against cancer. This year has been no exception as Tito’s Handmade Vodka has continued its full support as a sponsor across many of our fundraising events. During this extremely challenging time and with the urgent need to fund our mission, we are very excited and grateful to announce that Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be joining us as our “Giving Tuesday” Mission Appeal Sponsor.
During the week of November 30th, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be matching dollar for dollar up to $5,000 of all donations made to the American Cancer Society on this platform. We encourage everyone to please share this amazing opportunity across all of your networks so that we can continue raising money to fund our lifesaving research as well as the amazing programs and services we provide for cancer patients and their families.