Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy 100th Birthday, ACS!


Yesterday, the American Cancer Society celebrated it’s 100th Birthday. 100 years as an organization. We’ve come a LONG way in the fight against cancer in 100 years. Through research, awareness has been raised for early detection and treatment. Longevity after diagnosis has become a more common thing and the survival rate has risen a tremendous amount.

We’ve come a long way, but don’t get me wrong - we haven’t finished the fight just yet. We still have a long way to go in the fight against this terrible disease.

According to their website, the American Cancer Society states, “We estimate that there are now 13.7 million Americans alive today who have a history of cancer, and that this number is expected to grow to nearly 18 million by 2022.”

There’s many ways to get involved and help in the fight! The American Cancer Society hosts numerous fundraising events thorough out the year. Funds received through these events are used in many different ways – ACS uses these funds for research,  transportation grants for patients to get to and from treatments, lodging in various areas, wigs, printed materials, etc.

Events hosted during the year include:

Check your local ACS calendar for events as I’m sure there are many events I didn’t mention!

Let’s give a shout out to all of our awesome survivors! You rock!


Happy Birthday, American Cancer Society! Let’s finish this fight and create a world with LESS cancer and MORE birthdays!!

Do you know someone or have you been affected by cancer in any way? Please share if you feel ok with doing so!


  1. This is really great news!!

  2. Wow. I never would have guessed the organization was 100 years old!

  3. You rock too, Karen! Your dedication to and enthusiasm for your work with the ACS is really inspiring!!

  4. Such a great cause. Yay for more birthdays

  5. Such a great cause. My husbands family are the leaders of our local Relay for Life. I think it is wonderful. One day we will find a cure. My family is deeply affected. I hope one day we wont have to worry.


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