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Jan 22, 2018, 12:05 ET Nationwide Basketball Coaches Unite to Fight Cancer During Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers® Week January 22-28

Thousands of basketball coaches across the country will once again trade their dress shoes for sneakers to wear with their suits during the annual...


Dec 11, 2017, 07:00 ET American Cancer Society Welcomes Seven New Members and Newly-Elected Officers to Board of Directors

The American Cancer Society Board of Directors has elected seven new members, and announced new key officer leadership positions for 2018. Their...


Nov 10, 2017, 07:00 ET American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer® and NABC Celebrate 25 Years of Teaming Up Against Cancer

What started as a challenge for fans to pledge money in the fight against cancer by Norm Stewart, the former University of Missouri Men's...


Oct 05, 2017, 13:13 ET NFL And American Cancer Society Expand Crucial Catch Campaign To Support Multiple Cancers

This year, the National Football League and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are expanding their efforts to support the fight against cancer...


Oct 03, 2017, 08:00 ET American Cancer Society breaks ground on Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society will break ground at 10 a.m. EST, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, on the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge. The...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:00 ET October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

Thanks to earlier detection –through screening and increased awareness— and better treatments, a woman's risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent...


Sep 20, 2017, 11:19 ET Rapper Offset Launches $500K Fundraising Campaign for the American Cancer Society

Rapper Offset, of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos, is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and mobilizing his fellow artists, corporate...


Sep 18, 2017, 07:00 ET New American Cancer Society Brand Strategy and Creative Campaign Illustrates Organization's Unique Role Attacking Cancer from Every Angle

The American Cancer Society (ACS) today unveiled a new integrated campaign that demonstrates how ACS differs from all other causes – it is the only...


Aug 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Be a Superhero in the Fight against Breast Cancer

Participants in this year's American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events can be superheroes in the cancer fight and look the...


Aug 14, 2017, 09:00 ET National Association of Community Health Centers, American Cancer Society Join to Commemorate National Health Center Week

In an effort to bring attention to the importance of Community Health Centers in the fight against cancer, The American Cancer Society and the...


Jul 17, 2017, 10:00 ET The American Cancer Society Awards $500,000 in Grants to Help Reduce Colorectal Cancer Disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

The American Cancer Society has awarded $100,000 in grants to five community health centers across the country to reduce colon cancer disparities...


Jun 20, 2017, 08:00 ET American Cancer Society and Clinton Health Access Initiative Announce Collaborations with Pfizer and Cipla to Increase Access to Lifesaving Cancer Treatment in Africa

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate groundbreaking market access...


May 02, 2017, 09:00 ET Anthem Foundation, American Cancer Society Reach Underserved Communities Through the Power of Partnership

Grants from the Anthem Foundation to the American Cancer Society's CHANGE Grant program have had a positive impact on underserved communities...


Apr 13, 2017, 12:14 ET American Cancer Society hosts nationwide CEO fitness challenge April 19

The American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer® program will host Fit2BeCancerFree®, a virtual step-tracking fitness challenge to be held on...


Apr 03, 2017, 07:00 ET Coaches vs. Cancer Honors University of Kansas Head Basketball Coach Bill Self with the 2017 Champion Award

Coaches vs. Cancer presents University of Kansas head basketball Coach Bill Self with the Champion Award, a prestigious national honor within the...


Mar 23, 2017, 07:00 ET Health coalition forms National Lung Cancer Roundtable to increase screening and reduce lung cancer deaths

The American Cancer Society and a coalition of leading professional, government and non-governmental organizations are coming together to form the...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:00 ET At United Nations, Taskforce on Women & NCDs Calls for Social Mobilization Against NCDs, with Women at the Center

The health, economic and social impact of NCDs on women throughout their lives are the focus of high-profile "Women and NCDs: Debunking Myths and...


Mar 08, 2017, 09:27 ET American Cancer Society Celebrates Young Scholars Joining All of Me Projects in Latin America to Support a New Generation of Women's Health Advocates

In celebration of International Women's Day, the American Cancer Society is proud to announce it has selected four cancer organizations in Latin...


Feb 24, 2017, 10:30 ET Normani Kordei of pop group Fifth Harmony partners with American Cancer Society as a global ambassador

Normani Kordei, of the internationally acclaimed pop group Fifth Harmony, has partnered with the American Cancer Society as a global ambassador to...


Feb 01, 2017, 10:13 ET National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Recognizes Leaders in Colorectal Cancer Prevention Effort with 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control...


Jan 30, 2017, 07:00 ET Basketball Teams Partner with American Cancer Society to Turn 3-Point Shots into Life-Saving Work Against Cancer

Making 3-point shots this basketball season takes on even more meaning this year as college and high school teams across the nation square off to...


Jan 23, 2017, 07:00 ET Nationwide Basketball Coaches Unite During Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers® Awareness Week January 23-29 To Fight Cancer

More than 4,000 basketball coaches from across the country will forego their dress shoes in favor of sneakers to go with their suits during the...


Dec 13, 2016, 11:00 ET American Cancer Society Welcomes Three New Members and Newly-Elected Officers to Board of Directors

The American Cancer Society announced the election of three new members including Amit Kumar, PhD, of San Jose, California; Joseph M. Naylor of San...


Dec 09, 2016, 08:00 ET American Cancer Society launches New Coaches vs. Cancer® Brand Campaign 'Come and Play For Us' Theme

The American Cancer Society today announced the launch of its new brand campaign for its Coaches vs. Cancer program focused on increasing donations...


Nov 16, 2016, 09:00 ET Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas Reveals Recent Testicular Cancer Battle, Releases The Fight to Support the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society has teamed up with solo artist and Black Eyed Peas member, Taboo, for an opportunity that uses the power of music in...