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American Cancer Society
Transcript of American Cancer Society
Donation Options/ Volunteer Opportunities
The ACS spent more than $4 billion to find cures of cancer since 1946.
Accomplishments from research: they confirmed that smoking can lead to lung cancer and the link between obesity and other different kinds of cancer.
In 2012, there was 20% decline in cancer death rates.
72% of the money was spent on programs services and 28% was spent on supporting services.
Fighting Against Cancer
Working with lawmakers to actually pass laws to get communities to join the fight to defeat cancer.
The ACS wants elected officials and policy makers to make the fight against cancer a top national priority.
Events that you can join to raise cancer awareness: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, Relay For Life event, and DetermiNation.
Helping You Stay Well
The ACS can help you live a healthier lifestyle, give recommended cancer screenings, and help you quit smoking.
Important ways to reduce cancer risks: maintain a healthy weight, physically active, and eating a plant-based diet.
The ACS has worked for 100 years to eliminate cancer by preventing it, saving more lives, through research and service.
Donation options: mail, online, or phone
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-227-2345.
Volunteer Opportunities include supporting cancer patient, fund raising, raising awareness, legislative advocacy, and more.
It feels good to do the right thing. So make a difference in the world today. You can be saving lives and even making someone smile!
JOIN THIS FIGHT!!
American Cancer Society
Can we just sit there and watch innocent die from cancer?
There's a annual report that shows the estimated number of deaths and new cancer cases in 2013. It states that about 580,350 Americans are predicted to die of cancer. That's like 1,600 people a day. In addition, there's about 1,660,290 new cancer cases in 2013.
Cancer is the second common cause of deaths in the U.S.
Thanks to ASC, 2 of 3 people diagnosed with cancer have 5 more years to live. They continue to create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.
By: Suqi Jiang