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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program and the GMS Alumni Association have commenced their first-ever partnership with a non-profit organization. The American Cancer Society has been selected for this collaboration because of the Society’s focus on promoting health equity across diverse and multicultural populations. Coinciding with National Minority Health Awareness Month, the official kickoff featured keynote remarks by Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. The partnership will run from April 2014 to April 2016. This partnership is designed to empower the vibrant Gates Millennium Scholar population with service opportunities guided by the Society’s professional training and support. Each disstinct opportunity will be targeted at specific sectors of the GMS community to mobilize in the fight against cancer and reduce cancer disparities. As Leaders for America’s Future™, it is our responsibility to do the important work of outreach to our communities in order to promote health equity.
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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. The Society relies on the strength of approximately 2.5 million dedicated volunteers to achieve its lifesaving mission.
Advocate for Legislation
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM is the Society’s nonpartisan advocacy affiliate. Advocacy ambassadors meet with legislators, plan events, encourage new membership, and help make phone calls to promote public health policy and legislation.
Collegiate Relay For Life
The College Relay For Life® program gives everyone on campuses across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Volunteers plan and organize the Society’s signature team event, raising funds for the American Cancer Society and raising awareness on their campuses. Click here to sign-up!
Click here to DONATE | Contribution amount raised: $7,957.36
Drive Patients to Treatment
In the Road To Recovery® program, volunteers donate their time and the use of their vehicles to drive cancer patients to the lifesaving treatments they need. Lack of transportation is a primary reason some patients don’t complete their treatment regimens. Volunteer drivers remove that obstacle so patients can focus on getting well. Click here to sign-up!
Support Our Free Patient Lodging
Hope Lodge® facilities offer free lodging to adult cancer patients and their caregivers when treatment is away from home. Volunteers help make Hope Lodge facilities a true home away from home by making meals, providing entertainment, helping with activities, assisting with administrative duties, serving in resource centers, and working in the gardens. Click here to sign-up!
Support a Breast Cancer Patient
The Reach To Recovery® program is a peer-to-peer breast cancer support program that helps breast cancer patients cope with their diagnosis by matching trained, volunteer breast cancer survivors with those facing a breast cancer diagnosis to provide free information and one-on-one support. Click here to sign-up!
ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority. Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor’s office. Instead, they are made by your state legislature, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.