American Cancer Society

1400 W. Milham, Portage, 49024 (directions)

269.349.8710

Who is the American Cancer Society?
• The most experienced cancer organization in the world
• The only cancer fighting organization operating on a community, statewide and national
level
• Raised approximately $3.2 billion for cancer research since 1946
• The largest private nonprofit source of funding for scientists studying cancer
• Funded 42 Nobel Laureates
• Funds 25% of all new beginning researchers
• $120 million invested in peer reviewed cancer research each year
• Over 3 million VOLUNTEERS nationwide
• Clinical Trials Matching Service helps patients, their families, and health care workers
find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient's medical and personal situation,
helping over 17,000 constituents pursue clinical trials in over 2,000 unique research
studies
• Over 1 million calls annually for information to 800-ACS-2345, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 days a year
• Houses patients and their families in 26 Hope Lodges in the US and Puerto Rico with a
treatment period on average of 6 – 8 weeks. 26 Hope Lodges are “in development” or
were under consideration in 2008. Saving patients over $18 million in lodging costs
during treatment in 2007.
• Provides a patient navigation system to guide patients and their families through the
cancer journey.

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