Here is how the American Cancer Society invests each dollar you give:

Mission Programs (72¢)

The American Cancer Society is the only charitable organization fighting every form of cancer on every front in every community. We invest in programs that help people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back. This includes:

Education for Prevention and Early Detection

We empower people to take charge of their health by sharing the good news that half of all cancers can be prevented. Our outreach programs help people learn about effective cancer screening and simple lifestyle changes that help reduce cancer risks. Louisiana also partners with health care providers to offer free or low-cost screenings for underinsured or uninsured individuals to ensure that potential cancers are found at earlier, more treatable stages. 

Free Patient Services

No organization is better positioned than the American Cancer Society to help patients and their families work through the multi-faceted issues that make a cancer journey so challenging. In 2015 alone, Louisiana provided free support for more than 30,000 new patients and families. We offer a full complement of free services to ease the daily burdens cancer patients face, enabling them to concentrate their energies on healing.

Groundbreaking Research

The American Cancer Society continues to be the largest non-governmental source of cancer research funding — with lifesaving results. Virtually every major breakthrough in the past 60 years can be traced to our research grants, and 46 of the investigators we have funded over the years have earned the Nobel Prize for their discoveries. Louisiana currently oversees more than $1.7 million in active research grants.


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