Despite the Covid-19 pandemic cancer hasn't stopped. So neither have we. Exterior of large tent at night under the moonlight Join our Reimagined Fight against cancer Exterior of Hope Club American Cancer Society of the Capital Region Aerial shot of gathering at Saratoga National Our mission is to save lives, celebrate lives & lead the fight for a world without cancer. With your help we are doing that right here in the Capital Region and beyond.

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Coming June 2021
Red, White & Blue Party!

2021 Plans Coming Soon
We are reimagining our Gala of Hope.

2021 Plans
Learn how our team will be coming together to put an end to cancer.

Real Men Wear Pink gives men a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Community leaders around the nation use the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives.

Making Strides has always been more than just a walk, it’s a movement. Because of the pandemic, how we unite and fight back this fall may look different but our passion to end breast cancer is the same.

Relay For Life may look different this year, but now more than ever, cancer patients and researchers need your help to sustain the fight against cancer. Our lifesaving mission has been threatened by suspended events and a decrease in donations, so your support is urgently needed to continue research, patient programs and cancer screening.

American Cancer Society of the Capital Region

Last year, with your help, the American Cancer Society was able to accomplish the following for patients and families including those in the Capital Region & beyond!

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MILLION

Calls answered through our 24/7 help line

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HUNDRED

Members benefiting from emotional & education support at our Capital Region HopeClub

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THOUSAND

Rides given to and from cancer treatment

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THOUSAND

Nights of free or reduced lodging when traveling for treatment

We’re getting close!! Tune into @news10abc Monday night to help us honor and celebrate some incredible community members!🏀✨#coachesvscancer #biggerthanthegame
LAST CALL! Daffodil Days 2021 orders are due this Friday 2/26. Contact georgia.vieira@cancer.org to order.  Give Hope. Give Daffodils.
Our @coachesvscancer special would not be possible without the support of our incredible Capital Region! Thank you to all who have supported us and continue to help us fight for a world without cancer!  Be sure to tune into @news10abc Monday night!#coachesvscancer #biggerthanthegame
This racial disparity is largely due to Black women having more advanced staged breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, higher rates of obesity and other health conditions, and certain types of breast cancers that have a less favorable prognosis. 

These disparities are largely grounded in historical and persistent racism in the U.S., preventing Black women from accessing high-quality cancer treatment and staying on track with treatment compared with white women. #BlackHistoryMonth 

To learn more, please visit: https://bit.ly/2M51LOJ
“🌞To say that going through this dramatic life change and diagnosis has made me more confident, is WEIRD🌞 • I honestly think with my perspective and point of view on life and health in general changing, has made me more “me” • Like how the heck would something go through this and think- “I’m just gonna keep living life like I did” • I want to LIVE! I want to HELP people! I want to speak LIFE! I want to be an ENCOURAGEMENT! • I genuinely don’t think people know what they are capbable of and what they can handle till they’re thrown into a hard time! • And through seeing that, your confidence can grow! • I don’t mean in a prideful or judgemental way • I mean being secure and appreciative of -what you’re given -what you have the opportunity to do -and the second chance at life you’re given EVERYDAY! • Wake up everyday and say, today is a NEW DAY NEW CHANCE NEW OPPORTUNITY! • Because it is💖” -Rachael
If you were just diagnosed or need someone to talk to, our cancer helpline is here for you 24/7/365. 1-800-227-2345.
HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is a common virus that can cause 6 types of cancer. While there is no treatment for HPV, there is a vaccine that can prevent it. Learn more: www.cancer.org/healthy/hpv-vaccine
#nationalcancerpreventionmonth
1 Week left to order your daffodils to support the American Cancer Society. Bunch of 10 is $10, Virtual bunch is $10. Potted mini plant is $15. Give a gift of hope for $25. For more information contact: Georgia.Vieira@cancer.org
Did you know almost 1 in 5 cancers are caused by excess body weight, alcohol consumption, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle? What better way to start a new year than by lowering your risk for cancer with healthy choices. Learn how maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly and reducing your alcohol consumption can help lower your risk for cancer. cancer.org/healthy

#nationalcancerpreventionmonth
As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth we are reminded of the cancer disparities in the Black community. African Americans have a higher cancer burden and face greater obstacles to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survival. 

How is the American Cancer Society addressing cancer disparities in the Black community? Find out here: http://bit.ly/3qYJ6Tq