Your American Cancer Society is here to help in Kansas
Welcome to the webpage for the American Cancer Society in Kansas. Below, you’ll find information on ways to get involved with the Society, including volunteer opportunities and special fundraising events hosted throughout the year.
Want to Help Cancer Patients?
As a volunteer-driven organization, the American Cancer Society relies heavily on the passion, commitment, and hard work of our volunteers. Below are some ways you can get involved to directly help cancer patients in your community:
Road to Recovery® – a program that provides free rides to cancer patients undergoing treatment. Volunteer drivers need to have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and adequate auto insurance.
Reach to Recovery® – a program that provides support for newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients. Volunteers for this program are breast cancer survivors who mentor newly-diagnosed patients throughout the patient’s breast cancer journey.
Look Good…Feel Better® – a program for women undergoing cancer treatment. Volunteers for this program are licensed cosmetologists who teach women how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment – restoring their self-esteem and boosting their confidence.
Want to Get Involved with a Fundraising Event?
The Society hosts a wide range of fundraising events throughout the year that offers volunteers and donors a chance to get involved and help put an end to cancer. No matter what your interests, we have an event for you. Together, we can make some noise and finish the fight.
Relay For Life® (Statewide) – the Society’s signature fundraising event symbolic of a cancer patient’s journey with cancer. Volunteers, sponsors, and donors are needed for these events, which occur all over Kansas during the spring and summer months, find your local event at RelayForLife.org.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (Topeka) – a 5K walk that supports breast cancer research, education, and programs/services, MakingStridesTopeka.org.
Cattle Barons' Ball (Manhattan) – western-themed gala event featuring great food, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction, CattleBaronsBallManhattan.org.
Cattle Barons' Ball (Wichita) – western-themed gala event (formerly known as Cattleman’s Ball) featuring great food, live entertainment, and a silent and live auction, CattleBaronsBallWichita.org.
Corks and Forks (Topeka) – an evening of fine wine and gourmet dining, CorksAndForksTopeka.org.
Couture for Cancer (Topeka) – fashion event offering designer clothing, handbags, home décor, and more, TopekaCotureForCancer.org.
Want to Help Shape Public Policy?
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the Society’s sister advocacy organization that ensures legislators make cancer a top priority. This grassroots organization consists of volunteers in the local communities who want their voices heard in the fight against cancer. Learn more at ACSCAN.org.
Contact your Local American Cancer Society Office
To find out more about any of the volunteer opportunities or events listed above, please call the American Cancer Society office nearest you.
|Topeka Office |
1315 Southwest Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604
or (800) 359-1025
|Wichita Office |
330 South Main, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67202
or (800) 478-4788