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Founded in New York City in 1913, the American Cancer Society has led the fight against cancer for more than a century.  With the spread of COVID-19, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever. We need your support to keep vital patient resources and investment in cancer research available during this difficult time.

79% Of cancer patients in active treatment reported delays to their healthcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

46% of cancer patients said the pandemic impacted their ability to pay for care. Nearly a quarter (23%) worry they may lose their health insurance due to the pandemic.

In New York, an estimated 111,870 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2020. With your help, the American Cancer Society can continue to serve patients with free programs and services – 24/7, 365-days a year, and continue to invest in cutting edge research programs. 

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PROVIDING DIRECTION cancer information, answer and hope. Available every minute of every day.

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RESPONDED TO 63,000 CALLS

FROM INDIVIDUALS IN NEW YORK

Providing people with important cancer-related resources and answers.

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PARTNERED WITH 46

HEALTH SYSTEMS & CLINICS  IN NY

Helping us reach patients & caregivers, and joining us in our mission to attack cancer from every angle.

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5.6 MILLION PAGE VISITS

TO CANCER.ORG

By individuals in New York looking

for cancer info and news, and local program and services.

BUILDING COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES uniting volunteers and connecting patients to the                                                                                                      care they need. 

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370 VOLUNTEERS

ROAD TO RECOVERY DRIVERS

Helping to provide free rides to and from treatment for patients throughout New York.

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22,500 NIGHTS

OF FREE OR REDUCED-COST LODGING

Provided to patients who had to travel far from home for treatment through our Hope Lodge communities or Hotel Partners Program.

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23,000 RIDES

FOR PATIENTS IN NEW YORK

To and from cancer-related treatments through the Road To Recovery program.

FUNDING BREAKTHROUGHS funding the best science to find answer that save lives. 

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$32,650,000

INVESTED FOR RESEARCH IN NY

Funding studies to find the causes of & better treatment for cancer and to improve and save the lives of cancer patients.

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65 GRANTS

AT RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS

NEW YORK.

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FINDING LINKS

WORKING TO ID & ADDRESS CANCER DEATHS

Caused by modifiable risk factors like excess weight, smoking, physical activity, and other factors.

ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES

Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it doesn’t affect individuals equally. Populations who are marginalized bear a disproportionate burden of preventable death and disease.

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BREAST HEALTH EQUITY CHANGE GRANT PROGRAM

28,842 free breast cancer screenings & 33,406 total interventions in Brooklyn, Bronx & Manhattan.

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BAN ON FLAVORED 

E-CIGARETTES IN NYC.

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SMOKE-FREE

PUBLIC HOUSING IN BROOKLYN & QUEENS