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Why We Fundraise

While the American Cancer Society is making progress toward a world without cancer, only with your dedication and fundraising efforts can we finish the fight against the disease.


With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay For Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday.


Make sure your team members and donors understand how important their contributions are by sharing how their support is making a difference:



For more than 65 years, the American Cancer Society has been finding answers that save lives - from changes in lifestyle to new approaches in therapies to improving cancer patients' quality of life. No single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer. Learn More »


hope lodgeHope Lodge®

Where to stay and how to afford accommodations are immediate concerns for cancer patients who must travel away from home for the best treatment. American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities provide a free and comfortable place for patients and their caregivers to stay, so they can focus on getting well. Learn More »


road to recoveryRoad To Recovery®

Cancer patients frequently cite transportation to and from treatment as one of their most critical needs.  The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program matches cancer patients with specially trained volunteer drivers.  Learn More »


look good feel betterLook Good…Feel Better®

This free service teaches women battling cancer beauty techniques to help them improve their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Volunteer beauty professionals demonstrate makeup techniques, nail care, skin care, and options related to hair loss. Learn More »


reach to recoveryReach To Recovery®

Our Reach To Recovery support program matches specially trained breast cancer survivors with people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and want to talk to someone who has been there. These dedicated volunteers offer understanding, support, and hope. Learn More »


To learn more about how the American Cancer Society uses your donations, visit us at

We Relay for Survivors
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We Relay for Caregivers
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