When you donate to the American Cancer Society, you have joined us in taking the steps to end the pain and suffering of cancer. Together, with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society is committed to the fight against cancer. We’re here around the clock for you and the people you love with information, answers, and support to help save more lives from this disease.


The American Cancer Society funds cancer research so we can continue to make advances in prevention and treatments. Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, more and more people are surviving the disease. While progress has clearly been made, cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. The Society’s research program has played a role in many of the advances that save lives from cancer and is and is working to create a world free from the pain and suffering of the disease.


Because of you, the Society is there for those touched by cancer by helping them deal with a diagnosis now, in the future, or by avoiding a diagnosis altogether because of education and risk reduction.

  • We’re investing in innovative cancer research to better understand, prevent, and treat the disease.
  • We’re providing free information and support wherever and whenever it’s needed 24/7.
  • We’re promoting early detection to help find cancer when it’s most treatable.

Not only do we invest more in cancer research than any other private, nonprofit cancer organization, but we also provide free services to those affected by cancer – such as 24/7 information and support, rides to treatment, and free lodging when treatment is far from home. In addition, we work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

Passionate supporters raise critical funds enabling the Society to fund groundbreaking research; provide free, comprehensive information and support for those touched by cancer; and help people reduce their cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

Thanks in great part to supporters like you, we’ve seen a 25% reduction in cancer mortality rates since 1991. That’s 2.1 million lives saved! Together, we are stronger than cancer.