Fighting Cancer through Collaboration
American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives and addressing the unequal burden of cancer experienced within certain communities. We believe that all individuals regardless of race, socioeconomic and insurance status deserve equal access to quality health care.
The generous donations of our corporate partners support and grow our existing capacity to save more lives by collaborating with community partners to implement evidence-based interventions to increase cancer screening rates within populations at greatest risk of adverse cancer health outcomes.
Thank you to the corporate funders who invest in American Cancer Society's Community Health Initiatives. Listen to a message from Dr. John Seffrin, Chief Executive Officer, about the importance of corporate partnership and funding.
Community Health Workers play a vital role in educating and empowering the community to get screened for cancer. Meet community partners in Virginia and Minnesota and learn about their commitment to saving lives from cancer!
The Society collaborates with the National Baptist Convention to 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. The Society has provided mini grants to churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee to advance the fight against cancer.
Breast Cancer Champions
The American Cancer Society’s efforts to reduce the burden of breast cancer are greatly enhanced through community partners and volunteers who are equally passionate about saving lives from breast cancer. The Society has recently recognized 14 Breast Cancer Champions for their amazing community-based efforts to fight breast cancer!!! Each Champion will receive monetary awards to enhance their already outstanding programs and reach more women!
Congratulations to Erin Meek, Canton, OH, Nancy Waddell, Spartanburg, SC, Heather Salazar, Dayton, OH, Arlene Blackbird, Eagle Butte, SD, Janice Zaballero, New York, NY, Dawn Robertson, Topeka, KS, Nora Price, Bryan, TX, Susan Clements, Sequim, WA, Dorothy Gibbons, Houston, TX, Carol Cameron, West Allis, WI, Kathie-Ann Joseph, New York, NY, Rogsbert Phillips-Reed, Lithonia, GA, Angela Keleher, Poughkeepsie, NY, and Ernesta Wright, Los Angeles, CA!