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LOCAL
IMPACT

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 10, 2021

River Oaks Country Club
11:30am

 We’re the only cancer organization offering services and support for every aspect of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Conducting Breast Cancer Research

Finding breast cancer’s causes and cures

$64.3M+

Invested in breast cancer research grants
(As of March 2019)

$6,188,000

Texas breast cancer research funding
(As of 1.21.2020)

Helping Patients, Survivors,
and Caregivers in 2018

Offering information and eduction

118M+

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

1.42M

Calls and live chats handled by our 24/7 helpline

3.2M

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

APPROX 34K

Wigs provided, saving patients approximately $2.2M

Providing Free Support Services

NEARLY 480K

Free rides given to treatment

477K+

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

34K+

Patients guided through the health care systemm by our patient navigators

5.4K+

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

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