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.