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About the American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

Here are just a few examples of how the American Cancer Society worked toward achieving our mission in Virginia.

Finding Cancer’s Causes and Cures

  • As of  March 2018, the American Cancer Society is currently funding cancer research grants totaling $8,152,500 in the state of Virginia

Helping Cancer Patients Access Care

  • Provided more than 5,500 rides to treatment and other cancer-related appointments through our Road to Recovery program

  • Provided more than 4,350 free nights at our Hope Lodge communities, and more than 650 free or reduced nights with our hotel partners, saving more than $750,000

  • Our patient navigators helped guide more than 650 newly diagnosed, undeserved cancer patients to overcome barriers to care

Supporting Cancer Survivors

  • Helped more than 800 women manage appearance-related side effects of treatment

  • Provided more than 1,500 special kits of tailored information and resources for newly diagnosed patients

  • Provided more than 450 wigs to cancer patients

Offering Information and Education

  • Our website, cancer.org, had more than 1,576,800 visits from residents in Virginia and provided the latest, most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer

  • Our 24/7/365 helpline handled more than 7,000 calls and live chats from residents in Virginia seeking support, information, and resources

Providing Leadership and Education for the Health Care Community

  • Worked with more than 250 health care systems to help more people prevent cancer or find it early, provide patient and provider education, and improve care

Fighting Cancer through Public Policy

  • Our adovcacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, helped maintain state-supported cancer research

All of this just in Virginia! To learn more about the work of the American Cancer Society, please visit cancer.org.​

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