At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

Our mission delivery efforts are focused on the critical areas of Research, Education, Advocacy, and
Service. These four areas serve as our messaging pillars, the foundation of how we speak to what we do,
so we can make our biggest impact on cancer yet.

Research: We launch innovative, high-impact research to find more – and better – treatments, uncover
factors that may cause cancer, and improve the quality of life for people facing cancer.

Education & Advocacy: We fight cancer in city hall, the statehouse, and in Congress to demand change
from our elected officials to build healthier communities, create safer workplaces, and provide greater,
more equitable access to quality medical care.

Service: We help people find answers and resources, whether they want to understand their diagnosis
and treatment options, how to cope with side effects, or find transportation or a place to stay when
treatment is far from home.


• More than 9 million free rides to treatment provided for cancer patients since 2005 through Road to
Recovery AND OUR Greenville Hope Lodge in North Carolina serves hundreds of people annually.
• 6 million free nights of lodging through our Hope Lodge communities and hotel partners
• The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people with cancer, their families, and
caregivers. The pandemic continues to disrupt support systems needed by people with cancer and their
caregivers, like rides to treatment, lodging, and access to care. Cancer hasn’t stopped for the pandemic,
so neither has the American Cancer Society.
• We continue to invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure
that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and
supportive care.

We Save Lives. Join us in 2021!