Your Dollars at Work
The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
Click on the links below to learn more about how, together with our supporters, we’re creating a world with less cancer.
It takes inspiration and commitment to create a world with less cancer, and we can't do it without your help.
WE WORK EVERY DAY TO SAVE LIVES
We help people take steps to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage. Learn how we do this through prevention and early detection educational efforts that are helping people stop smoking, get the right screening tests, and live healthy lifestyles. The American Cancer Society is here every minute of every day and night to offer free information, programs, services, and community referrals to patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of a cancer experience so they can focus on getting well.
Learn more about our community programs and services and our Cancer Information Services, including our National Cancer Information Center available 24/7, at 1-800-227-2345 and through cancer.org.
WE CELEBRATE LIVES
Together, we're making a difference – and you can, too. Become a volunteer, make a tax-deductible donation, or participate in a fundraising event to help us save and celebrate lives. Learn about volunteer opportunities and life-changing events such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay For Life– and how you can get involved.
WE ARE LEADING FIGHT TO A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER
The American Cancer Society funds groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new ways to cure it. Learn about our research program that includes extramural grants, behavioral research, intramural epidemiology, and surveillance research. We work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.