ACS

About The Society

For 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we’ve seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Join us to help finish the fight.

 

Our Mission
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

The Movement For More Birthdays
For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We believe every birthday you celebrate is a victory. Another year that cancer has not prevailed. Your birthday means everything to us. That’s why we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. This year nearly 14 million cancer survivors will celebrate another birthday, thanks in part to the progress we’ve already made. But we can’t stop there. With your help, we can create a world with even more celebrations, more laughter, and more birthdays for all. Together we will achieve a day when cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. Join us today!

Facts about ACS
As the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. We’re working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. We combine our relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and we get results. We save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work, nearly 14 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate another birthday this year.

Our History
Explore the early days of ACS, including how we got started, our first cancer education campaign, and early advances in cancer research.