American Cancer Society

Organization Description: 

The American Cancer Society, Inc. comprises the National Home Office and 13 chartered, geographic Division affiliates throughout the United States and has a presence in most communities.

The National American Cancer Society
The National Home Office is responsible for overall planning, development, and implementation of the Society’s information and support programs and services to help people through every phase of a cancer experience. The National Home Office also administers the Society’s groundbreaking research programs, and provides technical support and materials to Divisions and local offices. The National Board of Directors oversees the National Home Office and includes medical and lay volunteers from across the country.

The 13 Divisions
The Society’s 13 Divisions are governed by Division Boards of Directors composed of medical and lay volunteers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. These Divisions are responsible for awareness efforts, fundraising and public information events, and program delivery in their geographic regions.

Local offices
With more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities, we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer in every community. Our local offices are organized to deliver lifesaving programs and services at the community level. Offices are strategically placed around the country in an effort to maximize the impact of our efforts, and be as efficient as possible with the money donated to the Society to fight cancer and save lives. While the American Cancer Society does not have a physical office in every community, its staff and volunteers are available in every community and are ready to help people with cancer and their families and get them the resources they need.

As a global grassroots force, the Society relies on the strength of more than three million dedicated volunteers. From the boards of directors who set strategy and policy to members of the community who organize special events and education programs, Society volunteers, supported by professional staff, drive every part of our mission. The Society’s vast array of volunteer opportunities empowers people from every community to play a role in saving lives, while they fulfill their own.

6165 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Mission Statement: 

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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