Who We Are
The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision of ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
What We Do
While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We work to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We advocate for lifesaving policy changes. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We provide information, answers, and support to people in every community who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The mission of the American Cancer Society is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
American Cancer Society in Michigan:
$90,000 invested in 2022 to MI patient transportation grants.
Over 900 National Cancer Information Center (NCIC) calls or Reach to Recovery calls were received from MI residents.
1,970 nights of lodging were provided at our Hope Lodges for MI residents in 2022.
82 nights of free or reduced lodging provided by our hotel partners for MI residents in 2022.
362 rides were provided to MI residents through our Road to Recovery program in 2022.
$105,000 invested in 2022 to MI patient lodging grants.
$15.9 million invested in Michigan-based research through 24 grants at University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, & Van Andel Research Institute.