The American Cancer Society is in the business of saving, improving lives

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Here are some examples of the work we are doing to help save lives from breast cancer:

Finding breast cancer’s causes and cures

More than $62 million currently invested in breast cancer grants.

Additionally, 235 grants relating to all cancers are currently being funded.

Helping patients and survivors

Cancer.org had more than 108 million visits and features the latest, most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer.

We offer more than 40 award-winning books, from healthy eating cookbooks to caregiving support.

Our 24/7 helpline handled more than 1.2 million calls and live chats from those seeking support, information and resources.

Our staff provided 119,000 special kits of tailored information and resources for newly diagnosed patients.

Helping people stay healthy

Mobilizing communities across the country to take steps that can help reduce their risk for breast cancer.

Establishing evidence-based breast cancer screening guidelines.

Providing education for health care professionals.

Contributing to grants that educate and enable at-risk communities to get breast cancer screenings.

Educating communities about how a healthy lifestyle can help reduce breast cancer risk.

Rally communities to help save lives from breast cancer

During the past three years, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, our nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, helped sustain or increase funding for breast and cervical cancer screening programs in 41 states.

More than 250 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events across the nation.

1.4 million people unite to help save lives.

More than $60 million is raised each year.

Making great progress

United States breast cancer death rate is down 38 percent since 1989.

That means 297,300 lives saved from breast cancer.

To learn more, visit cancer.org/fightbreastcancer or call us at 1-800-227-2345 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Author: The American Cancer Society

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