The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.
In Pennsylvania, an estimated 79,900 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2020. With your support we can change these odds and save more lives from cancer.
Your Dollars at Work in Philadelphia
1 in 3 people will hear the words "you have cancer" in their lifetime
Over the last 10 years, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia has provided 196,270 free nights of lodging to 12,951 cancer patients and caregivers from around the world saving them $17m in lodging expense when needing to travel out of town for the best treatment.
The American Cancer Society funds research to fight all cancers in all communities, and currently funds 29 research grants totaling $18.9m at hospitals across Philadelphia including Thomas Jefferson, CHOP, Fox Chase, Temple, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Access to Care
Having cancer is hard. Getting to treatment shouldn't be. Last year 2,113 cancer patients received 33,123 free rides to and from treatment through the Road to Recovery Program saving them $1.2m. The American Cancer Society is available 24/7/365 at 1-800-227-2345 and online at cancer.org