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Raise Your Way now supported by GoFundMe Charity

Raise Your Way lets anyone turn an activity they are passionate about into a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year, the Raise Your Way initiative has already raised more than $2.5 million towards our mission.

As of November 7, any supporter wanting to start a new fundraiser through Raise Your Way will visit our new GoFundMe Charity website at With the change from CrowdRise to GoFundMe Charity, supporters can expect easier access to advanced fundraising features, along with the same great level of support they have always experienced.

Additionally, all existing fundraisers will be redirected to new GoFundMe Charity URLs. The redirects will not impact the flow of donations to specific cancers or events. Supporters will still be able to access all their past fundraisers created through CrowdRise.

Raising funds for the American Cancer Society through Raise Your Way is very simple. Anyone can start a fundraiser by taking the following steps:

  1. Start a fundraiser: Go to and click "Start a Fundraiser." Register and personalize your fundraiser with stories, photos, and videos. You can easily add registration and ticketing, too.
  2. Spread the word: Invite friends and family to support your fundraiser. You can even donate to yourself to get the ball rolling.
  3. Track and celebrate your impact: Set goals and track your progress with the easy-to-use fundraiser management tools. Remember, when you fundraise for American Cancer Society, you're helping save lives from cancer.

If a supporter wants to direct funds raised through Raise Your Way to a specific cancer type or event, they should ask their staff partner for a campaign request intake form that needs to be filled out before they start accepting donations. Note that coding cannot be applied retroactively to funds that have already been raised.

  • Order your ACS holiday cards by Dec. 1 and save 20%

    20% off and free shipping on holiday cards until Dec. 1

    Volunteers and their families can save 20% on orders and receive free standard shipping until Dec. 1 by using offer code ACSCARDS19 at checkout.

    Make the season brighter and make a difference with holiday cards from the American Cancer Society with 100% of the net proceeds supporting our lifesaving mission.

    Our greeting card collection includes everything from the whimsical to the elegant, with several options to personalize. We have Christmas (including photo cards), Hanukkah, New Year, and all-occasion cards. 

    We also offer exclusive ACS designs that include a beautiful selection of cancer ribbon awareness cards. 

    About this offer

    • Use offer code ACSCARDS19 at checkout.
    • The offer expires Sunday, December 1, 2019.
    • All cards take 7 to 10 business days to deliver, depending on where they are being shipped. 

    Visit to view our entire greeting card collection. Every good wish sent helps save lives from cancer.

  • End-of-year giving campaign underway

    ​New this year - the opportunity to earmark gifts for transportation, lodging, or research

    Our 2019 year-end campaign kicked off Monday and includes TV, radio, and online video ads featuring the same "Attacking From Every Angle" creative that has performed well the last two years. 

    Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3 will play a significant role again, too. Mastercard will match gifts, up to $150,000, on that day. Last year, we raised more than $1.3 million on Giving Tuesday. 

    We will be promoting Giving Tuesday through, email, and social media. In addition, the Giving Tuesday plan includes customized promotional content to drive donations to Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Real Men Wear Pink 

    New this year will be opportunities for our supporters to make restricted gifts. Three "More Than Money" campaigns promoted on and through paid digital and social media marketing will highlight the tangible impact that a gift to ACS can have for cancer patients in need. We will offer three choices – one to benefit a transportation fund, a lodging fund, and a research fund. The campaigns will ask donors to help us raise a certain amount money by the end of the year, with goals that equate to a certain number of free rides to treatment, free rooms near treatment, and support for one year of a research grant.

    On social media, ACS will share storytelling videos and compelling images that promote impactful messages about caregivers, lodging, transportation, and research. These posts will direct audiences to give to help ACS continue leading the fight for a world without cancer.

    How you can help: 
    As a volunteer here's what you can do to help us finish strong – share Masterbrand content on your social media platform of choice, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

    You are our best advocates for the difference that ACS is making and your voice matters! 

    With nearly one-third of annual giving occurring in December, according to Network for Good, these outcomes can make a big difference in our overall fundraising success for 2019.

  • We reached our #IDriveFor goal - thank you!

    ​It’s a wrap on the Chevrolet #IDriveFor social media campaign!

    We officially reached our goal and Chevrolet will be contributing $340,000 to the American Cancer Society. 

    The money will be used to fund innovative breast cancer research, provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk, and offer patient services to those who need it most.  

    As we’ve seen in years past, a strong influencer strategy – including Greg Kampe, head men's basketball coach at Oakland University; singer and dancer Normani; and the US BTS Army, the fanbase for the South Korean boy band also known as Bangtan Boys – pushed us over the top.

    A special thanks to all of you who also supported the #IDriveFor campaign and helped us get there!

  • Hockey Fights Cancer

    Find out how players will be supporting our mission

    The National Hockey League (NHL), the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), and ACS will team up for the third year to support cancer patients and their families through Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC). 

    Founded in 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer has raised more than $25 million for research institutions, hospitals, charities, and support services. This year funds will go to patient services, including Hope Lodge, Road To Recovery, and other support services to inspire hope and courage in those living with, going through, and moving past cancer. Proceeds support the work of the ACS, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Movember Foundation. 

    To donate and learn more, go to Also, watch this video.

    November is Hockey Fights Cancer month across the NHL

    All 31 NHL clubs and participating American Hockey League (AHL) clubs will raise money to support ACS through a variety of activations. The games will feature lavender dasher boards (lavender representing all cancers), lavender apparel on coaches and broadcasters, and players will wear special jerseys and use lavender stick tape. 

    The league will host a Hockey Fights Cancer night on November 16, as well as specific team games that will benefit ACS. These include the Boston Bruins game held on October 29, the Detroit Redwings game on November 8, and the Philadelphia Flyers game on November 25.

    This season offers even more ways to engage hockey fans, players, and communities in the fight against cancer:

    • Hockey Fights Cancer Assist – launched in 2018; this program was developed to engage youth and local leagues across the country in the fight against cancer. Seventy-seven teams participated in 2018, this year the program has grown substantially, with more than 125 teams participating already.

    • 2019 Ambassador Eddie Olczyk (a.k.a. Eddie O) -  NHL player and cancer survivor, has teamed up with Hockey Fights Cancer this year to share his story and lend his voice to the cause. He will host a signing for his book “Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life” on November 5 at the NHL Store in NYC, with book proceeds going to HFC. Eddie O will also do a skating session with the first HFC Assist team to reach a $10,000 fundraising goal on Crowdrise

    • The Stanley Cup Hope Lodge Tour will be visiting the Boston Hope Lodge on November 20, the Hope Lodge in New York City on November 21, and the Hope Lodge in St. Louis on November 23.  Player alumni and NHL staff will be in attendance to increase awareness about the campaign. 

    • Sweepstakes for NHL Awards in Vegas – details are being finalized for the NHL sweepstakes tied to the NHL Awards begin held in Las Vegas in June 2020, which honor the best players in several categories. 

    • Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise sales through the NHL Shop will also support HFC, with a percentage of the proceeds coming to ACS. 

    Fans can get involved by using the hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer or visiting the official website to download an “I Fight For” card and see the full calendar of events.

  • 2018 Annual Report now available on

    Please continue to use the Vital Statistics resource for the latest data available

    The American Cancer Society’s 2018 Annual Report is now available electronically on, and will be available soon on Brand Toolkit and for ordering via print on demand through the RR Donnelley catalog in ACS Marketplace. Stay tuned to our Society news channels to learn when!

    The Annual Report shows how we are attacking cancer from every angle, showcases the diverse communities we serve and partner with to achieve our mission, and details revenue and spending in 2018. The report also demonstrates our comprehensive and important program of work. The full 2018 Financial Statements are also available on 

    Through this report, we recognize the countless contributions of communities, our volunteers, and partners who help us lead the fight against cancer. As a reminder, this is only a snapshot of all the amazing work that our volunteers and staff are accomplishing throughout the organization. 

    It is an important communication tool to tell the ACS story and engage new audiences, as well as inform our longtime supporters. 

    Due to the timing of the 2018 Annual Report, please continue to use the American Cancer Society Vital Statistics resource to ensure you are using the latest data available.

  • Congrats to the Discovery Ball in Chicago!

    Once again selected as the #1 charity benefit in Chicago by BizBash

    To choose and rank the annual events on this list, BizBash looks at factors both tangible and intangible, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and the event's prominence in the community it serves. 

    See its list of Top 100 Chicago events of 2019.

    BizBash is a source of ideas, news, and resources for event and meeting professionals. Each month nearly 225,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event.

    The 2019 Discovery Ball raised more than $2.1 million this year. An after-party in the elegant Grand Ballroom in the Chicago Hilton featured a performance by the award-winning Canadian rock band, Barenaked Ladies. The 13th annual gala, Where Hope Grows, featured UL as presenting sponsor and boasted nearly 800 guests and volunteers on Saturday, April 27. An inspiring survivor speaker led guests to a paddle raise of more than $600,000 for ResearcHERS: Women Fighting Cancer. 

    Next year, the Discovery Ball will be held at the Hilton Chicago on April 18, 2020. Since 2007, the Discovery Ball has raised more than $36 million!

  • Check out a radio-a-thon benefiting ACS

    ​ACS was the beneficiary of the 7th Annual We Can Survive concert held Oct. 19 at the Hollywood Bowl.

    The concert featured performances by Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Marshmello, and Becky G, with a percentage of the ticket sales supporting our breast cancer work.

    DJ, record producer, and internet personality Marshmello, sold exclusive merchandise at the concert and onlin, with a percentage of the proceeds going to ACS. You can buy yours here starting October 17.

    In addition, ACS will be the beneficiary of a national radio-a-thon in more than 20 markets on October 23 (see list below). The concert and surrounding opportunities will extend the reach of our brand and build relevance with a new demographic. 

    Radio-A-Thon Stations*

    • Atlanta STAR 94.1 WSTR-FM 
    • Austin MIX 94.7 KAMX-FM
    • Baltimore MIX 106.5 WWMX-FM 
    • Boston MIX 104.1 WWBX-FM
    • Buffalo STAR 102.5 WTSS-FM
    • Charlotte 107.9 THE LINK WLNK-FM
    • Cleveland Q104 WQAL-FM
    • Denver ALICE 105.9 KALC-FM
    • Hartford 96.5 TIC FM WTIC-FM 
    • Houston MIX 96.5 KHMX-FM
    • Kansas City 99.7 THE POINT KZPT-FM
    • Los Angeles 97.1 AMP RADIO KAMP-FM
    • Las Vegas MIX 94.1 KMXB-FM
    • Madison MIX 105.1 WMHX-FM
    • Memphis FM 100 WMC-FM
    • Milwaukee 99.1 THE MIX WMYX-FM
    • New York NEW 102.7 FM WNEW-FM
    • Norfolk 94.9 THE POINT WPTE-FM 94.9
    • Orlando MIX 105.1 WOMX-FM 
    • Pittsburgh 100.7 STAR WBZZ-FM 
    • Portland 105.1 THE BUZZ  KRSK-FM
    • San Francisco ALICE @ 97.3 KLLC-FM
    • St. Louis Y98 KYKY-FM
    • Wichita 105.3 THE BUZZ KFBZ-FM       
    * Stations may be subject to change

  • Pennies add up to big impact for Lyft riders

    This week, we will once again be a charity of choice in the Lyft ride share app, which allows the nearly 30 million Lyft riders the opportunity to round-up their change on each ride, ultimately improving access to care for patients in need.

    The Lyft "Round Up & Donate" campaign is evolving into a year-long integrated partnership that goes beyond a round-up donation opportunity to allow more Lyft riders to make a difference in the lives of those who do not have transportation to the critical care they need.

    Specifically, the expanded campaign is expected to generate approximately $1 million in support of our transportation program, which equates to 20,000 free rides to treatment over the next year.

    In the last two years, ACS has arranged for more than 150,000 Lyft rides in 11 markets to supplement its existing Road To Recovery program. Additionally, in 2017, ACS was the beneficiary of a month-long "Round Up & Donate" campaign that earned nearly $40,000.

    Pennies add up to a big impact, and it's easy! Here's how it's done:

    • Riders simply select ACS as their charity of choice via the Lyft app.
    • They opt in to "Round Up & Donate" through the "Donate" button in the "Menu."
    • Once ACS is selected as the designated charity, Lyft automatically rounds up the change on each fare.

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