The American Cancer Society gives money for research grants to find a cure for all Cancers. ACS provides, through its 24-hour helpline at 1-800-277-2345 or via live chat at cancer.org, free information, support and access to resources. ACS sponsors workshops for patients so that they can feel more empowered and confident. ACS sponsors Hope Lodge, which provides lodging for a patient and his/her family when they have to travel for treatment. ACS helps provide rides to and from treatment. ACS also trains navigators in Hospitals and Institutes that help patients by guiding them through cancer treatments. Seventy five percent of all money collected goes to mission related items, including cancer research, patient support, prevention information,education, detection and treatment. Twenty five percent goes toward management and general and fundraising expenses.
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Relay 2018 is looking for Teams of people who will work together to solicit money for ACS and then walk the track on June 2nd to demonstrate that Cancer does not sleep and neither do we. It is not too early to start the process. Go to RelayForLife.org and sign up.
Relay 2018 is also looking for people to help plan the activities at the event. Become part of the Event Leadership Team. If you are interested contact Margaret Illis at firstname.lastname@example.org
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - please learn your family history and get routine screenings. Follow your gut. If you believe something is amiss, have it checked out. Early detection is key to a successful outcome.