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With your help, the American Cancer Society is saving the birthdays that might otherwise be lost to cancer. We are extremely committed to our obligation to spend donor dollars wisely. Here’s a year-end glimpse at how your donations helped save lives every day. Data is from 2012.

This year, we celebrate a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates since 1991.

Here’s How the American Cancer Society Spent the Donation Money

Overall, 72% of the American Cancer Society resources go to cancer research, patient support, prevention information and education, and detection and treatment. The remaining 28% of resources are spent on management compensation and general infrastructure, and fundraising expenses.

Resources allocated to Program Services include:
• $160 million spent on Cancer Research
• $304 million spent on Patient Support
• $153 million spent on Prevention Information/Education
• $97 million spent on Detection and Treatment

Resources allocated to Supporting Services include:
• $59 million spent on Management and General Expenses
• $218 million spent on Fundraising Expenses

Here’s Where The Money Came From

96% of our donors were people like you via special events, personal and corporate contributions and bequests. Many of these donors gave an average gift of just $50 to help those affected by cancer.
3% of our support came from investment income, and 1% came from grants and contracts from government agencies.

Support the American Cancer Society

100 years ago, we began the fight of a lifetime. Today, you can help us finish the fight. When you support the American Cancer Society, you join millions of others who are committed to the fight to end cancer. You help save lives in your community and around the world. Thank you for supporting these lifesaving efforts that get us closer to a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

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The American Cancer Society: The Official Sponsor Of Birthdays  

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

© 2013 American Cancer Society, Inc. All rights reserved. The American Cancer Society is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.