From walking tacos and chili lunches to T-shirts and pizza, the community is gradually shifting into Relay for Life mode.
This year’s theme is Dr. Seuss – Cancer – Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere!
That indeed is the ultimate goal of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society to end cancer everywhere.
The ACS and Relay for Life help everyone take steps to prevent cancer or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage. Today we know about half of all cancer deaths can be prevented through healthier lifestyle choices. The ACS has the resources, information, and support to keep people motivated to eat right and get active, quit smoking or help a loved one kick the habit, and understand when cancer screenings are needed.
Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be, the American Cancer Society believes.
The ACS is in the patient’s corner around the clock to guide people through every step of their cancer experience. The donations raised help fund society-related programs that provide free resources and support for people facing the disease. In fact, information about treatment op-tions is the most requested need the society receives through its toll-free phone number, 1-800-227-2345, and online at cancer.org.
• The American Cancer Society offers an online support for cancer survivors and care-givers to share stories and find support.
• The ACS assists cancer patients with getting transportation to and from their treat-ments and offers help with free lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers.
• The ACS awards approximately $100 million in new research grants annually through its disciplined peer review process – a process so successful that 46 American Cancer Society grantees have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.
• In total, more than $3.8 billion has been invested in cancer research since 1946.
• The American Cancer Society has played an important role in nearly every major cancer research breakthrough of the past century.