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Schools vs. Cancer

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The American Cancer Society Schools vs. Cancer program brings education and community service to an elementary classroom in a fun and exciting way that also allows students to help save lives from cancer. Through Schools vs. Cancer program, students will learn about cancer, steps they can take to reduce their risk of developing the disease, and tips to stay healthy. Educational materials and resources will be provided that align with your school's existing curricula while also introducing the topic of cancer in a youth friendly way.

Fill out the Schools vs. Cancer Interest Form and a representative from the American Cancer Society will
reach out within the next 5-7 business days.
 

Why Get Involved

Raise Funds, Earn Grants

Schools that fundraise through Schools vs. Cancer have the opportunity to receive a financial grant based on their total dollars raised

  • Raise $1,000-$2,499, receive 10% back as a grant
  • Raise $2,500-$4,999, receive 15% back as a grant
  • Raise $5,000+ receive 20% back as a grant

Other Benefits To Your School Community

  • Engaging students in community service activities
  • Teaching them habits that will enable them to lead healthy lives
  • Demonstrating how their fundraising efforts will make a difference by helping the American Cancer Society continue to provide services and
    programs in their community
  • Uniting your school with the community for a common cause
  • Educational materials and resources that align with your curricula

Testimonials

“Schools vs. Cancer is personal to all of us here at Northwest Allen County Schools. It doesn’t matter if we are a student, parent, or a staff member, cancer has affected all of us in some way. This program gives us an opportunity to help in the fight and to give our kids great tips on staying healthy. We love Schools vs. Cancer!”

- Northwest Allen CountySchools educator

“I participate for my sister Anne Deardorff, a metastatic breast cancer survivor of 16 years. She is the "tribal elder" of our family. Her faith is deep and richly shared with others. Her love of family and friends is genuine. She inspires me to be the best version of me I can be.”

- Elain Bobo, Director, Department of Communications Berkeley County Schools, WV

“I participate for my mother, who was a breast cancer survivor, and for all survivors to give them Hope for a Cure. I am amazed at the friendships and support for the ACS that I have encountered in several years.”

- Dr. Ann Mathena, Technology Integration Specialist, Mountain Ridge Intermediate Gerrardstown Elementary, WV

Contact Us

Reach out to us by email schoolsvscancer@cancer.org