For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service
The American Cancer Society's international mission concentrates on capacity building in developing cancer societies and on collaboration with other cancer-related organizations throughout the world in carrying out shared strategic directions.
As the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Cancer Society is committed to saving lives and finishing the fight against cancer. ACS combines its relentless passion with the wisdom of over a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and it gets results. Thanks in part to its contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.
The American Cancer Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by a single Board of Directors that sets policy, develops and approves an enterprise-wide strategic plan and related resource allocation, and is responsible for the performance of the organization as a whole, with the advice and support of regionally based volunteer boards.
The Society’s structure includes a central corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as regional and local offices supporting 11 geographic Divisions. The corporate office is responsible for overall strategic planning; corporate support services like human resources, financial management, IT, etc.; development and implementation of global and nationwide endeavors such as our groundbreaking research program, its global health program, and its 24-hour call center; and provides technical support and materials to regional and local offices for local delivery.
ACS’ regional and local offices are organized to engage communities in the cancer fight, delivering patient programs and services and raising money at the local level. Offices are strategically placed around the country in an effort to maximize the impact of its efforts, and to be as efficient as possible with the money donated to the Society to help finish the fight against cancer.
The Society relies on the strength of approximately 2.5 million dedicated volunteers. Supported by professional staff, Society volunteers drive every part of its mission. They raise funds to support crucial research, provide cancer patients rides to and from treatments, and give one-on-one support to those facing a cancer diagnosis – and that’s just the beginning.
Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
Stay well: ACS helps people take steps to prevent cancer or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage.
Get well: Available around the clock to help people through every step of their cancer experience.
Find cures: ACS funds and conducts research that helps it better understand, prevent, and find cures for cancer.
Fight back: Works with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.