For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
The American Cancer Society helps people take steps to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage. We do so through our educational efforts that are helping people stop smoking, get the right screening tests, and live healthy lifestyles.
For employers and employees involved in Workplace Solutions, we offer many programs to help you implement evidence-based, comprehensive wellness programs and provide information and high-quality support for cancer screening and care. There are a variety of flexible health, wellness, and employee engagement services that target the primary areas of chronic disease prevention with proven solutions. These programs will not only improve employee wellness, but your bottom line as well.
Cancer never sleeps – and neither does the American Cancer Society. We are in your corner around the clock to guide you through every step of the cancer experience. Employees facing cancer need accurate, up-to-date information in order to understand their disease and make informed decisions about their health. This free, lifesaving information is available every minute of every day and night by calling us at 1-800-227-2345 or visiting cancer.org. We also offer numerous support programs that provide everything from transportation or a free place to stay during cancer treatment to help during the healing process.
The American Cancer Society funds groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new cures. As the largest private funder of cancer research, we’ve played a role in nearly every major cancer breakthrough in recent history. Since 1946, the Society has invested more than $3.3 billion on cancer research and funded 42 Nobel Prize winners early in their career.
As a grassroots forces of citizen-soldiers, we work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight. In the United States alone, the American Cancer Society has a presence in more than 3,400 communities through which we mobilize people every day to join together to fight this disease. Our more than 3 million volunteers are supporting people facing cancer and their families through their cancer journey, advocating for cancer-fighting legislation, and participating in inspiring community events that help save lives, including Relay For Life® and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The American Cancer Society's international mission concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other cancer-related organizations throughout the world in carrying out shared strategic directions.