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.
PROVIDING DIRECTION cancer information, answer and hope. Available every minute of every day.
RESPONDED TO 63,000 CALLS
FROM INDIVIDUALS IN NEW YORK
Providing people with important cancer-related resources and answers.
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.
5.6 MILLION PAGE VISITS
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.
ROAD TO RECOVERY DRIVERS
Helping to provide free rides to and from treatment for patients throughout New York.
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.
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.
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.
AT RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS
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.
BREAST HEALTH EQUITY CHANGE GRANT PROGRAM
28,842 free breast cancer screenings & 33,406 total interventions in Brooklyn, Bronx & Manhattan.
BAN ON FLAVORED
E-CIGARETTES IN NYC.
PUBLIC HOUSING IN BROOKLYN & QUEENS