American Cancer Society, Inc.

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Rachel Urban - Executive Director
Main Address:
2202 Wrightsville Ave.
Suite 111
Wilmington, NC 28403

What We Do

We are nationwide, community-based, voluntary organization of nearly 2 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live cancer helpline at 1-800-227-2345, free rides to and from cancer treatments, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the American Cancer Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.

ACS currently funds $23 million in active cancer research grants at UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, Wake Forest and NC State. It also provides important patient services including: Road To Recovery, Look Good...Feel Better and Reach To Recovery in the Greater Wilmington area, and New Hanover, Columbus, Brunswick and Pender counties.

Interesting Info

ACS provided 85 patients in the Greater Wilmington area with 1,633 rides to and from their cancer treatments in 2019.
We’ve invested $4.9 billion in cancer research since 1946, to find better treatments, uncover cancer causing factors & improve cancer patients' quality of life.
Reduce cancer mortality by 40% by 2035. Achieve an 80% HPV vaccination rate nationally by 2026. Ensure 80% of adults are screened for colorectal cancer.

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