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 Coming Soon
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!


Calls answered through our 24/7 help line


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


Rides given to and from cancer treatment


Nights of free or reduced lodging when traveling for treatment

“Never underestimate the grit a kid develops after watching his mom battle stage 4 cancer. I let him see me sick. I let him see me weak. I let him see me shave my head. I let him see me at my worst. And then I let him see me get back up. Both my sons are being raised to understand that bad things happen, that we don’t always have control of outcome, that situations don’t always end in our favor. ...but we always have control of perspective. I never hid the cancer from him. We talked about it then and we still do. I let him know some days I struggle. But every time I get back up, it’s a reminder that he too is a fighter, that he too is meant to rise. To me, that grit, is a hell of a gift to give him. 🤍I think it’s worth noting, that if you know my son, you’ll see he wear a survivor’s bracelet on his right arm- always- as a reminder that like his mama, he too is a fighter. His dad wears the same bracelet. How can I not be grateful that I get to be his mom? How can I not be grateful to see him live out that grit? Tag a #survivorsister Always rooting for you!!!” -Katy

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.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. As vaccines become available to help protect against COVID-19, we’re here to help you find answers to questions you might have about them.
“I felt peace because I had a plan, I was nervous and anxious, but not as much as I had been before. I wasn’t familiar with chemo or radiation, but at least I had a plan.”

Learn more about how Coral persevered through her cancer journey:
2021 Cancer Facts & Figures are here and they show a record drop in cancer mortality rates for the second year in a row! Click the link in bio to read more. #attackingcancer #acs
Did you know there are several world-renowned scientists on your American Cancer Society staff? Together, they are conducting lifesaving cancer research. Every day. Learn more:
Quitting nicotine, at any age, increases your lifespan. If quitting is one of your 2021 resolutions, let us help you make a plan and stick with it:

We’re right behind you 💪
“Chemo #4! I'll be honest, I'm starting to feel a little worn down now that I'm halfway through. At the end of round 3 I was able to enjoy a much-needed long weekend camping trip, but then reality hit me right back in the face. I'm trying to keep up the positive attitude but I appreciate your continued support these days. This is my very first marathon and I'm now officially on the second half 😊” -Daniele

Ongoing support for cancer patients and caregivers is at risk because of the pandemic. Your #AmericanCancerSociety is here to help. Get the information you need by visiting
Stay updated with the latest information on Covid-19 and cancer:
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The most important risk factor for developing cervical cancer is infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). The American Cancer Society recommends the primary HPV test as the preferred test for cervical cancer screening for people 25-65 years of age. 
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