Dollars raise at The Cancer Gala help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.
With information- our website, cancer.org provides the most accurate informational on virtually all topics related to cancer. Our 24/7helpline, 1-800-227-2345 handles approximately 1.2 million calls and live chats annually. Answers that provide hope and comfort. Answers that overcome cancer. Last year, the Society provided 608 Southeast Missouri patients with free programs and services.
With research – The American Cancer Society has helped make possible almost every major cancer research breakthrough since 1946. Since 1946, we’ve invested more than $4.6 billion in research for cancer detection, prevention and control. Currently, the Society is investing $6.1 million in research grants in Missouri.
With compassion- We help patients access care, providing free rides to treatment and other cancer-related appointments. We provide free lodging at Hope Lodge or reduced lodging through our Hotel Partners Program. Last year, the Society provided Southeast Missouri patients 1791 Night stays at Hope Lodge and 95 reduced or free night stays through the Hotel Partners Program.
With action- from city to state to the US Congress, our ACS Cancer Action Network advocates at every level of government to help cancer fighters access the medical care that could save their life, while working to improve quality of life during treatment.
Erin Ressler, Community Development Manager