American Cancer Society

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The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. 

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.

While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How the American Cancer Society is Saving Lives:

The ABCD of Attacking from Every Angle

We are ACTIVISTS – convening relentless partners for awareness and impact.

We deliver BREAKTHROUGHS – investing in innovative research to develop game-changing approaches.

We build COMMUNITIES – united to fight cancer with compassion and access to treatment.

We provide DIRECTION – as a passionate ally, empowering people with information and answers.

Access to Care

We believe no one should die of cancer because they cannot get the quality care they need. We are working to increase screening and reduce cancer risk for underserved communities and boost our investment in our transportation and lodging programs to help patients receive treatment and support.

Patient and Caregiver Services

We provide patients and caregivers with resources that can help improve – and even save – lives. From free rides to chemo, places to stay when treatment is far from home, and our live 24/7 helpline, we’re here for everyone with cancer questions and concerns, when and where they need us.


We are transforming the care and long-term health of the 15.5 million cancer survivors in the US through innovative ways to mitigate the harmful long-term effects from cancer and cancer treatment.

We’re making progress

By taking what we’ve learned through research and translating it into action, we’ve contributed to a 29% decrease in the overall US cancer death rate since 1991. That means that we helped avoid nearly 2.9 million cancer deaths during that time.

Giving Activity


The mission of the American Cancer Society is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.


Raising money isn't all we do, but all we do depends on raising money. TODAY IS THE DAY to get involved with the American Cancer Society. Let’s make the Big Day of Giving a great day!

Your gift means we can bring hope to cancer patients. Together we are fighting cancer smarter, better and harder than we ever have before. Thank you for your support.

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Our volunteers and donors are determined to help us in our mission to free the world from cancer -- and they won't stop until we do.

Become a volunteer:

Join the 1.5M people who volunteer with the American Cancer Society.

Volunteer with Road To Recovery as a driver or coordinator, with Reach To Recovery as a volunteer willing to share your breast cancer experiences, with ACS Cancer Action Network (ASC CAN) as an advocate or ambassador for the advocacy affiliate of ACS, at a Discovery Shop to help raise funds by volunteering at one of our resale shops, at one of your community’s fundraising events, or in many other capacities.

Participate in a fundraising event:

Looking to fundraise for the American Cancer Society? You can use your community connections and passion for ending cancer to help fund research, patient programs, and education.

The movement you would be joining:

Since 1985, $8B has been raised through Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer peer to peer fundraising events.

There are 1.7M Relay For Life participants globally.

400 CEOs of U.S. companies are engaged in the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Events local to the Sacramento area: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Sacramento-Moonlight Gala - Sacramento Golf Classic

The bottom line is that with your help, the American Cancer Society saves lives every day.

Organization Data


Organization name

American Cancer Society

other names


Year Established


Mission Category

Health Care

Operating Budget

$5,000,001-$10 million

Organization Need

Volunteers, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo


1545 River Park Dr. Suite 428
Sacramento, CA 95815

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US

San Joaquin County, CA, US

Yolo County, CA, US

Solano County, CA, US





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