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American Cancer Society

Who We Are

From prevention to diagnosis, from treatment to recovery, the American Cancer Society is there every step of the way. And the determination and passion of our volunteers help us save lives. Every day.

Each year, our volunteers help us provide crucial patient services to everyone touched by cancer.

  • In 2014, cancer patients received more than 341,000 rides to and from treatment.
  • Volunteers helped more than 35,000 women with cancer learn how to manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment in 2014.
  • In 2014, volunteers provided 10,000 one-on-one support services to those facing or living with breast cancer.

2.5 million volunteers are helping us to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. From helping patients with everyday needs to leading community events to assisting with day-to-day office needs, our volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society.