American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. ACS works to attack cancer from every angle 24/7. Among other initiatives, ACS promotes healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer, researches cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments, fights for lifesaving policy changes and provides everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.
Care+Wear is pleased to announce that a portion of sales from our NBA Team PICC Line Covers will be donated to the American Cancer Society to support their mission. To kickoff this collaboration, the Chicago Bulls team donated a month's supply of custom Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) Line Covers to patients at Advocate Health Care and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The donated covers featured the Bulls logo.
Below, a Lurie patient receives a Chicago Bulls branded PICC Line Cover, donated by team in December.
The nurses at Lurie showcasing the covers above!
Support your favorite NBA team by buying a cover and help fight cancer. Shop our PICC Line Covers here!
More about The American Cancer Society
With a presence in more than 5,000 communities, the American Cancer Society is structured to fight for every life threatened by every cancer in every community. Its regional and local offices are organized to engage communities in the cancer fight, delivering potentially lifesaving programs and services and raising money at the local level. Offices are strategically placed across the country to maximize our efforts, and to be as efficient as possible with the money donated to the Society to fight cancer and save lives. Some of the organization's main areas of focus include:
- Access to care: Improve access to care for both patients and for those who are seeking access to preventive services.
- Breast cancer: Increase efforts to reduce breast cancer death rates in the communities where it is highest.
- Cancer treatment & patient care: Reduce barriers to care for individuals with lower income and lower education levels.
- Colorectal cancer: Increase efforts to reduce colorectal cancer death rates in the communities where it is highest.
- Global health: Reverse the global ascent of tobacco use and the cancer deaths it causes; ensure access to cancer prevention information, early detection, and treatment globally; mobilize a network of global volunteers, advocates, and staff; and establish stable funding for global efforts.
- Financial sustainability: Work to ensure the health non-profit sector, and the cancer non-profit sub-sector in particular, receive stable, steadily improving funding, and by 2020, ensure 80% of the Society’s revenue supports program services.
- Healthy eating, active living, & environment: Advocate for legislative and regulatory policy that will promote an environment that values nutrition and physical activity.
- HPV-related cancers: Increase efforts to prevent HPV-related cancers and pre-cancers in the US and around the world.
- Lung cancer screening: Expand the ability of health care facilities to provide high-quality lung cancer screening.
- Tobacco control: Increase tobacco excise taxes in all jurisdictions, increase the federal tobacco excise tax, and increase the percentage of the population covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws, with the ultimate goal of enacting a comprehensive, non-preemptive federal smoke-free law.
American Cancer Society has contributed to a 25% decrease in the overall US cancer death rate since 1991, avoiding nearly 2.1 million cancer deaths during that time. We are proud to support the American Cancer Society and continue our mission of improving patient experiences before, during and after treatment through our ACS partnership.