Community Collaborations

The American Cancer Society is pleased to partner with other organizations that are helping us make a difference in the fight against cancer.

​African Methodist Episcopal Church

The A.M.E. Church and the Society share common interests in reaching African Americans and other key constituents with messages relating to cancer. ​By forming a partnership, both organizations are capitalizing on each other's strengths to promote mutual goals via multiple communication channels. The two year collaboration focuses on cancer outreach and education, volunteerism, mission support, and the 80 by 2018 Colon Cancer Campaign. ​

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

The American Cancer Society is pleased to collaborate with Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc., to help finish the fight against cancer. This exciting initiative helps leverage our mutual commitment to saving lives and reducing health disparities among African Americans.

Delta Sigma Theta

The partnership with the Sourthern Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is aimed at improving the health of its members and activating their communities to join the fight against cancer. The far-reaching partnership includes volunteerism, health education and awareness, research, advocacy, access to patient services and fundraising.

Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS)

The GMS Program and the GMS Alumni Association selected the Society for this collaboration because of our dedication to promote health equity across all communities. This partnership is designed to empower the GMS population with four service opportunity pillars guided by the Society’s professional training and support. Each pillar will mobilize specific sectors of the GMS community in the fight against cancer and reduce cancer disparities.

The Links, Incorporated​

The Eastern Area of The Links, Inc., has selected the ACS for a partnership focused on addressing breast cancer disparities and engaging their members in Society efforts to finish the fight against cancer. The partnership commenced on October 2014 and will end in October 2016. Our partnership will focus on three volunteer areas: (1) ACS CAN, (2) Community Health Initiatives, and (3) MSABC. They are also interested in promoting ACS career opportunities to the Link membership.

National Baptist Convention

The The Society collaborates with the National Baptist Convention t​o implement breast and colorectal cancer outreach and education that will increase awareness of ways to reduce the risk of cancer and the importance of regular cancer screening.​

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No-Shave November

No-Shave November is both an organization and a unique program designed to raise overall cancer awareness and revenue by encouraging participants to grow out their body hair in exchange for donations from friends and family via an online fundraising page at All proceeds from the campaign are the property of No-Shave November, which distributes funds to officially partnered organizations. Net proceeds from the 2015 No-Shave November campaign will be split evenly among the nonprofit partners and the American Cancer Society stands to receive 25% of raised funds. 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

In 1999, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., launched its initiative to fight cancer in memory of Tyrone Kee, a member who lost his battle with the disease. Titled "Project S.W.W.A.C." (Sigmas Waging War Against Cancer), the initiative was designed to formalize a partnership with the Society that includes education on cancer prevention and early detection, participation in Relay For Life, and public policy advocacy.

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Rugged Maniac

The American Cancer Society and Rugged Maniac have officially teamed up. This year, cancer advocates can get down and dirty on a 5K course with 25 man-made and natural obstacles. There’s no shortage of mud or water and it’s 100% fun. Events also have live music, food, and other activities to enjoy. We’re expecting over 200,000 participants in 30 events nationwide.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Together ACS and the Zetas are engaging African American communities to fight back against cancer by fundraising, education and awareness programs, and supporting ACS CAN's legislative work.