Your Dollars at Work

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. With your help, we support patients and caregivers through every step of their cancer journey.

Friday, September 9, 2022

River Oaks Country Club
11:15am

The American Cancer Society helps people with breast cancer in every community. We’re working tirelessly to find new drugs and treatments as well as new ways to use existing treatments. Our research program has played a role in many of the prevention, screening, and treatment advances that save lives from breast cancer today. And, we continue to fund research to help save even more lives in the future.

Conducting Breast Cancer Research

Finding breast cancer’s causes and cures

$71M+

Invested in breast cancer research grants
(As of November 2021)

$6,852,000

Texas breast cancer research funding
(As of November 2021)

Helping Patients, Survivors,
and Caregivers

Offering information and eduction

122M+

Visits to our website cancer.org, featuring the latest, most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer.

25M+

Calls and live chats handled by our 24/7 helpline since 1997

3.6M

Outreach and education interventions since 2011, through our CHANGE* program
*Community Health Advocates implementing Nationwide Grants for Empowerment and Equity

90,000+

Patients served by ACS programs and services last year.

Over 9.6M+

Free rides given to treatment

500K+

Free nights of lodging provided to cancer patients and caregivers near treatment each year

1.5M

One-on-one support services provided to breast cancer patients since 1969

Helping People Take Steps To Stay Healthy

Mobilizing communities to help reduce their risk of breast cancer

Creating evidence-based breast cancer screening guidelines

Providing education for health care professionals

Contributing to grants that educate and enable at-risk communities to get breast cancer screenings

Educating communities about how a healthy lifestyle can help reduce breast cancer risk

Making Progress Together

Declining breast cancer mortality rates since 1989

%

BREAST CANCER DEATH RATES REDUCED IN THE US

LIVES SAVED FROM BREAST CANCER since 1989