American Cancer Society


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American Cancer Society

Oncology A national organization that disseminates information about cancer, and funds cancer research
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The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community.
The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge capital campaign was conducted in collaboration with Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation, with extraordinary support from generous individuals and organizations.
"It was an honor to visit Hope Lodge and see firsthand the incredible work being done by the American Cancer Society," Weichert said.
During 2018, more than 450 cancer patients in Maryland were served with almost 10,000 free rides through the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.
According to the American Cancer Society, it currently has nearly 10,000 Road to Recovery drivers nationally, but the need for drivers is great.
"In 2017, Making Strides of Ridgefield Park raised $450,000 and welcomed 7,000 participants," stated Amy Guthrie, Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society's Northeast Region.
According to American Cancer Society guidelines, "all women should begin having yearly mammograms by age 45 and can change to having mammograms every other year beginning at age 55.
The American Cancer Society study found rising colorectal cancer rates in young and middle age adults.
The American Cancer Society said it uses the funds to support lifesaving initiatives, including medical research, education and patient service programs.
We are proud to support the American Cancer Society to help expand the Global Relay for Life program and to raise public attention of cancer and the significant impact it has on patients, caregivers and communities across the globe, said Christophe Bianchi, Global Oncology Business Unit President, Takeda.
"It gives me great pleasure to announce this important strategic partnership with the American Cancer Society," said Shaikha Jawahar during the official signing event in New York.
The students donated 12 hand-woven wigs to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. The students made an assortment of hand-woven wigs as part of a class project.

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