Millennials and Gen Z make up 45% of the U.S. population and the American Cancer Society has identified the unique opportunity to build relationships with these individuals starting at a young age and engage them in a meaningful way throughout their lives. Our approach to young professional engagement has seen enormous success in numerous markets. Thanks to the work of the American Cancer Society, these young adults are more likely to live healthier lives thanks to early detection and increased research. There's also specific ways these generations can give back and take a stand against cancer. By participating, members improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, discoveries, and patient support through mission based activities and fundraising opportunities to create a lasting impact across the country.
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Use your passion for politics to help enact laws and policies that will make cancer a top national priority. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network℠, ACS CAN, volunteers work to make sure our leaders take real steps toward finishing the fight against cancer.
As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society remains committed to funding basic, translational, clinical, and cancer control research now and in the future - as much as we are able given our available financial resources.
As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save the lives of people in your local community, and around the world.
Transportation is key to cancer care. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, our Road To Recovery® volunteers donate their spare time to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Chapters can do a Hope Lodge collection drive to send items to a local Hope Lodge.As an American Cancer Society volunteer, you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, help save the lives of people in your local community, and around the world.
Love Notes Around The World is a volunteer-led platform where individuals and groups have opportunities to create, share, and/or send messages of compassion to cancer patients in treatment, caretakers, care providers, and others in need.
Take advantage of this growing number of opportunities to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by buying products you want and need.
About 80,000 young adults aged 20 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. About 5% of all cancers are diagnosed in people in this age range.
About 9,000 young adults die from cancer each year. Cancer is the 4th leading cause of death in this age group, behind only accidents, suicide, and homicide. It’s the leading cause of death from disease among females in this age group, and is second only to heart disease among males.
Young women are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than young men, but young men and women are equally likely to die of cancer.
Survival rates for cancer in young adults have not changed much in recent decades, unlike the improvements seen in many cancers in children and older adults. Survival rates can vary a great deal, based on the type of cancer and other factors.
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Sharing stories is our way of inspiring hope and raising awareness. Read stories of real people who have survived cancer – and the positive impact the American Cancer Society had on their cancer journey – and hear from those who are making a difference in the lives of people with cancer and their families.
We could not do our amazing work without our national partners. Thank you to all of our national partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with our young professionals chapters, please complete this interest form to get more information. and one of our staff will be with you in a few business days.
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