American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

With every dollar raised, you are helping the American Cancer Society be there for those affected by every cancer in every community, including those who are currently dealing with a cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether because of education and risk reduction.

Every day, all day, we’re there when people need us. By phone. Via email. Through online chat. In English. In Spanish. However support is needed, we will provide it. Every year.

The American Cancer Society responds to more than one million inquiries from people looking for cancer information or programs like transportation, lodging, asking questions about clinical trials, needing assistance with health insurance or a little emotional support.

Here are some ways we make a difference in KENTUCKY every year:
--Every year, 24/7/365. 8,433 calls, emails, and online chats
--375,680 visits to for crucial cancer information
--Thousands of education materials and brochures delivered per year
--40,608 trips taking cancer patients to treatment are provided by Road to Recovery volunteers
--21,022 Kentuckians received free lodging at Hope Lodge® facilities
--56,534 Online Cancer Survivor Network Sessions

$25 could help provide free 24 hour information and support via phone, email, and online chats for one person.

$35 could help support three years of follow-up for one participant enrolled in our Cancer Prevention Study-3, a research study that will help us better understand what causes cancer so that we can ultimately help prevent it.

$50 could help provide five rides to and from treatment for a cancer patient.

$100 could help provide a breast cancer patient with one-on-one peer support from a trained volunteer breast cancer survivor.

$150 could help connect a trained patient navigator to a cancer patient so they can understand their diagnosis and get the help they need.

$500 could help provide a cancer patient and their caregiver with five nights of free lodging at an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge community when their best hope for effective treatment is away from home.