The American Cancer Society
While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We work to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We advocate for lifesaving policy changes. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We provide information, answers, and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the US, an estimated 1,958,310 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2023. That's approximately 5,365 every day. 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 14 years, the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia has provided 200,000+ free nights of lodging to 14,000+ cancer patients and caregivers from around the world saving them $18m+ 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:
38 research grants totaling $27m in labs across Pennsylvania
4 research grants totaling $2.8m in labs across New Jersey
2 research grants totaling $1.9m in labs across Delaware
Access to Care
Having cancer is hard. Getting to treatment shouldn't be. Last year 970+, Greater Philadelphia area cancer patients received 3,900+ free rides to and from treatment through our transportation programs. The American Cancer Society is available 24/7/365 at 1-800-227-2345 and online at cancer.org