What will it take to beat cancer? All of us. American Cancer Society of the Capital Region 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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August 19, 2021

Red, White & Blue Party!

November 13, 2021

Gala of Hope!

October 4, 2021

Coaches vs. Cancer Basket “Ball”!

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

For one night, we leave the rivalry on the court to come together in the fight against cancer! Join our co-hosts, the Coaches & wives of the @sienambb & @ualbany_mbb Programs, on October 4th for the 2021 Coaches vs Cancer Basket "Ball!" Link in bio for tickets!
Jenna Meier of Guilderland will be accepting the 2021 Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award on October 4th at the Coaches vs Cancer Basket "Ball!" Tickets are on sale now to join the Meier & Raymond Family in this special celebration www.acscapitalregionevents.com/coaches-vs-cancer/
In April 2021, our organization announced eight childhood cancer research grant awards totaling nearly $4 million. These joint-funded projects are utilizing a unique approach by leveraging existing clinical trial cohorts to gain new information that will help lead to new discoveries.

#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth
At this year's Red, White & Blue Party we had the privilege to honor Sean Sweeney with this year's Hero of Hope Award. 

In November of 2017 Sean was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a life threatening form of cancer. In the last few years he has received multiple rounds of chemotherapy, countless spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, and blood infusions. 

As of March 2020, Sean is no longer undergoing cancer treatments.
#makinghopehappen 
#childhoodcancerawarenessmonth