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  1. 1. OUR STORY
  2. 2. WHY WE EXIST 1 in 2 men will get cancer in their lifetime. 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime. Lauren, survivor, with husband Ian Cancer is something we can’t ignore.
  3. 3. Our vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. Our purpose is to achieve it. WHY WE EXIST
  4. 4. We’re an organization of 2.5 million strong, and we’re here throughout the entire journey. WHY WE EXIST
  5. 5. We’re doing everything in our power to prevent cancer. We promote healthy lifestyles by issuing cancer guidelines for early detection,  helping people avoid tobacco, and reducing barriers to healthy eating and exercise.  WHO WE ARE
  6. 6. If you are diagnosed, we’re there for you. Every step of the way. Whether it’s providing emotional support, the latest cancer information, or a home away from home when treatment is far away, we’re there when you need us — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WHO WE ARE
  7. 7. We help you stay healthy and thrive after treatment. We research ways for survivors to not only live longer, but live better. And we offer information and tools for staying healthy, both physically and emotionally. WHO WE ARE
  8. 8. Cancer is a worthy opponent, to say the least. It has a formidable nature, a resourceful manner, and a destructive appetite. But, cancer will never have what we have… WHO WE ARE
  10. 10. These are the values of humanity that are giving us the advantage over cancer. WHO WE ARE
  12. 12. We fight for every life threatened by cancer and talk about the things no one else will. We are not afraid to meet challenges head-on – before cancer even strikes. It’s what is giving us the advantage. COURAGEOUS
  13. 13. OUR GOAL: INCREASE COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING TO 80% BY 2018 Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women (when combined), and yet most cases are preventable with early screenings. Currently, fewer than six in ten U.S. adults aged 50-75 get their recommended screening. To reverse that trend, we’re removing barriers that include cost, transportation, and resistance to colon cancer screening tests. COLON CANCER IS PREVENTABLE WITH EARLY SCREENING. “ – C ANC ER FACTS & FIGURES 2015 WE ARE THE COURAGEOUS
  14. 14. SMOKING PROGRAM HELPS PEOPLE QUIT FOR GOOD Participants in the Quit For Life® program – brought to you by the American Cancer Society and Alere Wellbeing – are matched with a coach and personalized quit plan. The Quit For Life® program serves 700 employers and 27 state agencies. Results show a 49% success rate – nine times more effective than quitting without help. ! SUCCESS RATE OF QUITTING FOR LIFE 49% ACS CAN MAKES CANCER A NATIONAL PRIORITY The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – the Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate – promotes change at all levels of government and holds public officials accountable. It funds aggressive grassroots lobbying and media campaigns for policies that keep us healthy, like anti-smoking laws and improving access to quality, affordable healthcare. WE ARE THE COURAGEOUS
  15. 15. SURVIVOR GIVES COURAGE TO COLOSTOMY PATIENTS Mauricio was an extreme sport enthusiast when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had 13 inches of his colon removed and had to use a colostomy bag attached to his abdomen. He researched alternatives and discovered the irrigation method of managing a colostomy. It took six months, but now he’s back to mountain biking and rock climbing. Mauricio spent two years traveling through Colombia speaking to patients with a colostomy. “I FELT THERE WAS A PURPOSE BEHIND EVERYTHING I WENT THROUGH. ! YOU ARE THE COURAGEOUS
  16. 16. 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL GETS CREATIVE TO FUNDRAISE IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER Although his diagnosis came as a surprise, Zia stood by her father’s side through doctors’ visits, chemo and ultimately, when it was time to say goodbye. Zia honors her father by creating handmade bracelets to raise awareness and donations. To date, she has raised over $11,000 for ACS – proof that courage doesn’t have an age requirement. "I know what it feels like to lose someone; it's really hard. I don't want other kids to go through it." YOU ARE THE COURAGEOUS
  18. 18. We are committed to our vision and never give up the fight. So that no one ever gives up hope. It’s what is giving us the advantage. DETERMINATION
  19. 19. RELAY FOR LIFE COLORS THE WORLD PURPLE TO RAISE CANCER AWARENESS AND FUNDS Our Relay For Life program is the world’s largest grassroots cancer fundraising event and the embodiment of our determination. Relay participants celebrate victories, remember those we’ve lost, and constantly take action, raising more than $1 million per day across 6,000 events per year in 23 countries. 6,000 EVENTS PER YEAR: WE ARE THE DETERMINED
  20. 20. MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER IS THE LARGEST NETWORK OF BREAST CANCER EVENTS Our Making Strides events unite nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Every breast cancer event is an inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer. It also raises money to help the American Cancer Society eradicate the disease through research and early detection, and promote access to mammograms to women who need them. WE ARE THE DETERMINED 300 EVENTS PER YEAR:
  21. 21. CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AMPLIFY OUR MISSION We partner with thousands of businesses and nonprofit organizations to increase cancer awareness, promote healthy living, and raise funds for cancer. Many companies offer their employees the opportunity to support the American Cancer Society through workplace giving campaigns. AND MORE… WE ARE THE DETERMINED
  22. 22. YOU ARE THE DETERMINED “RELAY FOR LIFE SAVED MY LIFE” Josh was diagnosed with melanoma almost six years ago at the age of 20. He found it on his scalp thanks to a dare to shave his head at a local Relay For Life event. We all know Relay For Life events are challenging, but for Josh it was LIFESAVING. Josh continues to Relay and looks for opportunities to spread the word about early detection of skin cancer. “Even if my experience helps one person, it’s worth everything.”
  23. 23. SURVIVOR ATTENDS A MAKING STRIDES EVENT – AND LEARNS SHE’S NOT ALONE When Kendall was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, she made up her mind to maintain a positive outlook. She continued to do the things she enjoyed and was determined to carry through on her wedding plans – even if it meant walking down the aisle in a designer wig. During Kendall’s cancer journey, she went to a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and immediately connected with the event, the people, and the cause – and she has been rallying others to join her ever since. THERE ARE PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING, AND THEY UNDERSTAND THE FIGHT.! “ YOU ARE THE DETERMINED
  25. 25. We think outside of the box. We fund all types of cancer research so that we can continue to make advances in prevention and treatments. It’s what is giving us the advantage. INNOVATIVE
  26. 26. OUR FUNDING OF INNOVATIVE RESEARCH HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SHARP DECLINE IN CANCER DEATHS We’re investing more than $450 million in over 50 types of cancer research. We’ve become experts at identifying visionary scientists early in their careers and our track record speaks for itself, as 47 of our funded researchers are Nobel Laureates. Our funding of innovation is one reason why the cancer death rate has declined by 23% since 1991. WE ARE THE INNOVATIVE 47 OF OUR FUNDED RESEARCHERS ARE NOBEL LAUREATES
  27. 27. IT’S THE INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN OUR VOLUNTEERS AND RESEARCHERS THAT MAKES OUR CANCER PREVENTION STUDIES THE GEM OF OUR RESEARCH PROGRAM. “ – ALPA P ATEL, PhD , A MERIC AN CANCE R SOCIETY WE ARE THE INNOVATIVE THE SOCIETY CONDUCTS ITS OWN RESEARCH TO IDENTIFY CANCER RISKS Our Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3) is the largest contemporary study of its kind in the country. It seeks to uncover environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors that might cause cancer both today and in the next generation. During the past 60 years, 2.5 million passionate volunteers have participated in our population studies, sharing information about their lifestyle, medical history, and even their DNA.
  28. 28. RESEARCHER USES FRUIT FLY “AVATARS” TO DEVELOP PERSONALIZED CANCER TREATMENTS We funded Ross Cagan, PhD, of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, who is taking one of the more creative approaches to personalized cancer treatment. Dr. Cagan breeds fruit flies to mimic the genetic mutations in patients. When the flies develop tumors, he tests all 1,200 drugs in his library to find the right combination. Once he finds a cocktail of two or three drugs that work against the tumor, he sends the information to the patient. WE ARE THE INNOVATIVE
  29. 29. RESEARCHER TRIES TO LULL CANCER TO SLEEP American Cancer Society-funded researcher Xiaoting Zhang, PhD, is investigating ways to lull breast cancer cells into a permanent sleep, known as senescence. Dr. Zhang calls this “a potent inhibitor of cancer growth” that could potentially stop a tumor in its tracks. WE ARE THE INNOVATIVE
  31. 31. Others hear the conviction in our voices and feel the impact of our actions. It’s what is giving us the advantage. PASSIONATE
  32. 32. WE’RE SNUFFING OUT TOBACCO IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD We’ve been fighting to save lives from tobacco for more than 50 years. Our early studies linking smoking with lung cancer contributed to the U.S. Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health in 1964. We’re now taking on the changing landscape of tobacco control by creating the ACS Center for Tobacco Control. TOBACCO USE ACCOUNTS FOR AT LEAST 30% OF ALL CANCER DEATHS. “ – C ANC ER FACTS & FIGURES 2015 WE ARE THE PASSIONATE
  33. 33. CANCER SURVIVORS NETWORK℠ IS AN ONLINE PEER SUPPORT COMMUNITY Our Cancer Survivors Network provides a safe online connection to find others who have similar experiences and interests. Members can join chat rooms and build their own support network of CSN members. csn.cancer.org ! WE ARE THE PASSIONATE REACH TO RECOVERY™ GIVES BREAST CANCER PATIENTS ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT Sometimes, the best support comes from someone who has been through a comparable experience. The Reach To Recovery program pairs breast cancer patients with volunteers who have had similar diagnoses and treatment plans to provide more personal, one-on-one support. PATIENTS SERVED SINCE 1969 1.5M+ SURVIVORS IN U.S. TODAY 14.5M
  34. 34. YOU ARE THE PASSIONATE SURVIVOR URGES NEWLY DIAGNOSED TO REACH OUT FOR HELP More than a decade ago, Sally was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. While in treatment, she attended a session of the Look Good Feel Better® program, where she learned beauty tips to help her overcome the appearance- related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Sally had such a great experience that she joined a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team – and then trained as a volunteer for Reach To Recovery, where she could mentor other women. Her advice for the newly diagnosed: get out there, get online, and talk to people. “GET IN TOUCH WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. GET ONLINE, TALK TO PEOPLE. IT REALLY HELPS. Look Good Feel Better is a collaboration of the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).
  35. 35. YOU ARE THE PASSIONATE “PEOPLE AT LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING THROUGH SURVIVOR GAINS A NEW PERSPECTIVE AFTER LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER WORKSHOP When breast and cervical cancer survivor Kari lost her hair during chemotherapy treatments, she never thought she’d look normal or feel good about herself again. But Kari found help at a Look Good Feel Better workshop, where she was offered expert beauty guidance from caring volunteers to help improve her self image as her body changed during cancer treatment.
  37. 37. We are compassionate and seek to understand those we’re helping on a deeper level. It’s what is giving us the advantage. EMPATHETIC
  38. 38. WE HELP PATIENTS NAVIGATE THE OVERWHELMING CANCER JOURNEY We understand that a cancer diagnosis is terrifying and overwhelming. That’s why our patient navigators are trained to listen to patients, guide them along their journey and connect them to the resources they need – whether it’s help with financial challenges, rides to medical appointments, or even being at their side as they get treatment. WE ARE THE EMPATHETIC
  39. 39. WE HELP WOMEN LOOK GOOD AND FEEL BETTER Cancer treatment can significantly alter a patient's appearance. Since 1987, The Look Good Feel Better program has helped people feel more like themselves, by teaching hands-on beauty techniques. It’s offered as a collaboration of the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and Professional Beauty. EVERYONE DESERVES A FIGHTING CHANCE Some minority groups and people without health insurance are more likely to get cancer – and die from it. Our CHANGE grants promote health equity by facilitating corporate investments of $26 million in 350 grants to communities with a high cancer burden. As a result, we’ve funded 518,000 low or no- cost cancer screenings in underserved communities. ! 518,000 NO- OR LOW-COST SCREENINGS WE ARE THE EMPATHETIC
  40. 40. SURVIVOR GUIDES NEWLY DIAGNOSED ALONG THEIR JOURNEY When Ruth was diagnosed with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer in 2004, she channeled all the energy she had into fighting cancer. Now, as a patient navigator, she channels that same energy into supporting newly diagnosed patients with everything from arranging transportation, to understanding cancer information, and much more. “I tell them that I am a survivor, and I’m here to help them, and their faces light up.” YOU ARE THE EMPATHETIC “I TELL THEM THAT I AM A SURVIVOR, AND I’M HERE TO HELP THEM, AND THEIR FACES LIGHT UP.
  41. 41. SURVIVOR DOESN’T WANT OTHER PATIENTS TO FACE IT ALONE When Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer, she developed an uncomfortable arm swelling known as lymphedema. That’s when she learned about the Reach To Recovery program, which connects trained volunteers who’ve had breast cancer with newly diagnosed patients. Linda became a volunteer herself and spent the next 13 years offering support. “No one should have to face breast cancer alone.” YOU ARE THE EMPATHETIC “I DIDN’T WANT OTHER WOMEN TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES I DID.
  43. 43. We provide special attention and care for those touched by cancer, each and every day. It’s what is giving us the advantage. CARING
  44. 44. HOPE LODGE® HELPS PATIENTS ACCESS THE CARE THEY NEED We provide a wealth of services that care for cancer patients and their families, but perhaps none as unique as our Hope Lodge facilities. Our 32 American Cancer Society Hope Lodge locations provide a free home-away- from-home for patients. It’s more than just a roof over your head, it’s a nurturing community where patients share stories and offer each other emotional support. Our Hope Lodge facilities have saved 550,000 patients more than $466 million in lodging costs. WE ARE THE CARING WE’VE PROVIDED MORE THAN 4 MILLION FREE NIGHTS OF LODGING
  45. 45. OUR 24/7 LIFELINE IS ALWAYS OPEN Our National Cancer Information Center connects people with cancer information, a clinical trial matching service, health insurance assistance, cancer information, transportation and lodging requests — or just provides a compassionate ear. We respond to about 800,000 inquiries a year via phone, email and chat in multiple languages. OUR VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE FREE RIDES Without our Road To Recovery program, some people would have no way to get to their treatments. Since 2005, specially trained volunteers have provided 6.3 million free rides for cancer patients to and from treatment-related medical appointments. 6.3 M FREE RIDES 800,000 INQUIRIES A YEAR WE ARE THE CARING
  46. 46. HOPE LODGE HELPS PATIENT FOCUS ON GETTING WELL Frank needed to travel over 100 miles to a major treatment center to treat his prostate cancer. Then he needed seven weeks of specialized radiation treatment to make sure the cancer was completely gone. Frank’s doctor suggested he stay at Hope Lodge. “The best thing was being able to discuss how you feel with other guests, and know they understand.” YOU ARE THE CARING “I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD DO WITHOUT HOPE LODGE.
  47. 47. OUR 24/7 LIFELINE HELPS PATIENTS WHEN THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN Jay, an information specialist at the National Cancer Information Center, helps patients with routine questions like what they can expect with chemotherapy treatment. Other times, the questions are complex, like when a doctor has given a terminal diagnosis and the patient wants to know how to handle it. YOU ARE THE CARING “ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING THINGS – HELPING PATIENTS FIGURE OUT WHICH QUESTIONS TO ASK.
  48. 48. WE’RE MAKING AN IMPACT Together, we are a united force against all cancers. Whether it's advocating for lifesaving change, honoring a loved one, funding groundbreaking research, motivating communities to donate, delivering vital patient services, or listening to the story of someone's journey. Every action moves us one step closer toward achieving a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.
  49. 49. WE’RE MAKING AN IMPACT WHO WILL I BE TODAY? So every morning, ask yourself:
  50. 50. BE COURAGEOUS Advocate for a cancer patient. Schedule a cancer screening. BE DETERMINED Join a Relay For Life team. Fundraise for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. BE INNOVATIVE Donate to cancer research. Empower yourself with knowledge at cancer.org. BE PASSIONATE Talk to loved ones about a healthy diet. Encourage a friend to quit smoking. BE EMPATHETIC Support a breast cancer patient. Donate your ponytail for a wig. BE CARING Make dinner for Hope Lodge patients. Drive a patient to a medical appointment.
  51. 51. JOIN US TODAY
  52. 52. Freeing the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.