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Finish the Fight Together We Can End Cancer

Helping Patients &
Their Caregivers

For cancer patients and the people who love them, finishing the fight against cancer is the most important task.

From providing a home away from home during cancer treatment, to helping families sort through decisions about health and finances – your tax-deductible gift right now can help cancer patients every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. When and where they need it.

Maggie Smitha, Hope Lodge volunteer
Maggie Smitha, Hope Lodge volunteer
“I get satisfaction out
of knowing someone
else feels better.
That’s all I need.”
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Maggie Smitha

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge volunteer

"Cancer changed everything my freshman year. First my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. Then a few months later my dad was diagnosed with bone cancer. Every weekend I drove home to help take care of my parents.

"My mom's treatment had the best possible outcome, and she now is an 11-year survivor. But my dad just got worse and worse. He passed away just 90 days after his diagnosis.

"I know what cancer does to families. I also know that the right treatment saves lives. That's why I was so excited to become a volunteer at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Nashville.

"Patients and their caregivers must often travel away from their homes to get the best possible treatment for their cancer, and the American Cancer Society gives them a free place to stay at Hope Lodge.

"Every Tuesday, I drive patients at Hope Lodge to treatment. I've logged more than 500 miles.

"By profession, I'm a massage therapist. So I also give caregivers staying at Hope Lodge massages.

"I love the fact that I get to pamper them. It's nice to let them have 5 to 10 minutes to relax and not think about it. When I first approach them, they're shocked and say, "It's for me?!"

"I know what they are going through. It's a wonderful feeling when I see caregivers whose shoulders are so stressed and tense go back to normal after I work on them. I get them ready to help their loved one fight cancer another day.

"By volunteering at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, I'm finishing the fight for my mom and dad.”

The American Cancer Society's network of 31 Hope Lodges across the US offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment is in a city far from their home.

Help finish the fight by providing free nights for a patient staying at a Hope Lodge. Make your tax-deductible contribution today.


Will You Take a Moment AGAINST Silence?

Yes, I pledge to help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer by taking a Moment AGAINST Silence. Cancer thrives on silence. That’s why I’m making noise by taking action now.

1. Choose a Pledge

Hearst Magazines will donate $1 for every pledge *



I will make a donation to help save lives.


Help Find the Next Breakthrough

I will learn more about enrolling in the Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 to find better ways to prevent cancer.


Make Healthy Choices

I will exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco, and get my cancer screenings.

2. Make Your Commitment


You'll receive updates on actions you can take this year to get loud and help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer. You can unsubscribe at any time.


*For every pledge made, Hearst Magazines will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society, up to $50,000 total.




My dream as a cancer survivor is that each of us have a lifetime to achieve our dreams. It is time to #finishthefight
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Laura Pontecorvo Tomlin

I just had my 19th “More Birthday.” Each one has been step by step reached and appreciated. To all my family, friends that are family, thank you for walking step by step with me.
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