The American Cancer Society

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. With the help of millions of supporters across the United States and around the world, we fund:

  • Innovative cancer research
  • Free rides to chemotherapy treatments
  • Free lodging near hospitals for cancer patients undergoing treatments
  • Our live 24/7 helpline
  • and so much more!

Get to know us

Whether we're working in a community near you or one across the country, our mission remains the same: to save lives. See what we've been up to lately — and get to know the American Cancer Society a little bit better.


We help patients access lifesaving care and resources, but in 2020, COVID-19 is putting that support at risk. Please consider donating today to ensure that cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers continue to get the support they need.

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Beating cancer takes more than medicine. That's why we do much more than breakthrough research. We're attacking cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer.