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

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IRS EIN: 13-1788491
Website: http://www.cancer.org
Email: andrea.taurins@cancer.org
Phone Number: 512-919-1800
Address: 11000 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759
The American Cancer Society relies on more than 100 years of evidence and proven results to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, service, and advocacy. There's hardly a person or family who hasn't benefited, directly or indirectly, from our work to eliminate cancer - all cancers - as a major health problem. From prevention and early detection guidelines and breakthrough cancer therapies to the support and understanding response of a cancer information specialist or volunteer driver on the way to a cancer treatment, people in Central Texas are benefitting everyday from programs and services delivered because of you. The Society has contributed to the over 25% decline in cancer deaths in the past 2 decades, preventing more than 1.5 million cancer deaths. When we began the fight against cancer, the disease was a death sentence. Today, 2 out of 3 people are surviving for five years or more! We need your help to make it 3 out of 3.

Everything the American Cancer Society does benefits everyone in our community. The American Cancer Society provides the funds for cutting-edge research being done right here in Austin and nationwide that can lead to better treatments for people in your neighborhood. We advocate for better laws to help people in our state threatened by cancer. We are providing people with free information and services-when they need it and where they need it.

Impact Statement

While the American Cancer Society's presence is nation-wide, our approach is local and community-based. Thanks to our ability to form lasting strategic partnerships and promote innovative approaches to detecting, preventing and eradicating cancer, the American Cancer Society is the largest source of private funding for cancer research in the United States. We are currently funding over $400 million in research projects, with over $2 million of that funding current projects in the Austin, Texas area. We have played a significant role in virtually every critical breakthrough in cancer research in the 20th century and our work in the fight against cancer has resulted in a historic decline in cancer deaths now for two years in a row. We educate health care providers and the public about cancer prevention and early detection. We advocate for government policies that support cancer research; promote smoke-free environments; increase access to quality cancer care; support awareness, prevention and early detection methods; and address disparities in prevention and treatment. We provide free information, resources, direct services and support programs for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers through our Cancer Resource Network in Austin.

Needs Statement

The American Cancer Society estimates that over 121,000 Texans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Furthermore, more than 41,000 will lose their battle with the disease. Cancer accounts for approximately 1 in every 4 deaths that occur in our country and remains one of the leading killers in the United States despite an overall 25% decline in mortality rates since 1991. In addition, the National Institutes of Health estimates an overall cost for cancer at being over $200 billion. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and even more will see those they love affected by the disease. The American Cancer Society is working through research, education programs, community outreach initiatives, and collaborations with other organizations to ensure no communities have to face the cancer burden alone. Just $25 could help make available our 24 hour/7 day a week, free National Cancer Information Center to a patient that has questions about their side effects from treatment. $150 could help connect a trained patient navigator to a cancer patient so they can understand their diagnosis and get the help they need. $500 could help provide a cancer patient and their caregiver with five nights of free lodging when their best hope for effective treatment is away from home.
"About a month ago on a Saturday morning, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and called the American Cancer Society for the first time. They were absolutely phenomenal with me on the phone. I wanted him [the cancer information specialist] to know that I have gone through surgery, and I am going to make it. That day, you made my life 110 percent easier - A+ service."

"The American Cancer Society offered empathy and solutions and exceeded my expectations. I feel like God put me on the phone so that I could have an angel for the day. After a rough day of crying and worrying over insurance coverage problems that could hinder my cancer treatment, I could finally settle down and have dinner in happiness after the cancer information specialist's sympathetic conduct. The staff made a major impact on my life tonight. I went from crying and panic to I'm OK."

"Thank you for helping me get a client to a breast cancer screening. The American Cancer Society provided a small victory today by providing information and referrals to two resources in my area that could get a homeless woman the screening she needed. I am very happy and thankful."
We couldn't do what we do without our volunteers and donors. Together, we're making a difference - and you can, too. As an American Cancer Society volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save lives of people in your local community, and around the world. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. Discover how rewarding it is to be a volunteer. We have opportunities available with our fundraising event leadership, driving patients to their life-saving treatment, advocacy, local office support, and more.