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Now available: Fifth article in our Blueprint for Cancer Control in the 21st Century

New report says health systems are key to improving cancer outcomes in the United States

According to the latest chapter in the Society's Blueprint for Cancer Control in the 21st Century, without a national investment and commitment to transforming health care delivery in the U.S., many people will not benefit from the substantial progress in reducing the burden of cancer already made, let alone the innovations and breakthroughs that are yet to come.

The article is the fifth in a series comprising a cancer control blueprint to identify opportunities for improving cancer control in the U.S. The latest chapter, authored by Robin Yabroff, PhD, (pictured here) and colleagues, describes the state of cancer care delivery in the U.S.; provides an overview of its health care systems; and identifies goals for a high-performing health care system. It appears in the American Cancer Society Journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Between 1991 and 2015, the cancer mortality rate declined dramatically in the United States, reflecting improvements in cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship care. However, cancer outcomes in the United States vary substantially between populations defined by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, and geographic area of residence.

Many potentially preventable cancer deaths occur in individuals who did not receive effective cancer prevention, screening, treatment, or survivorship care. At the same time, cancer care spending is large and growing, straining national, state, health insurance plans, and family budgets.

The article focuses on the role of health systems in helping ensure that all populations benefit from scientific research that has identified proven tools to reduce the cancer burden. The article identifies goals for a high-performing health system:

  • Facilitate adoption of healthy lifestyles

  • Provide access to a regular source of primary care

  • Provide timely access to high-quality, evidence-based care

  • Be affordable for patients, payers, and society

  • Promote patient-centeredness, including effective patient-provider communication

  • Enhance coordination and communication between providers, including primary care and specialty care providers.

No American should develop cancer, suffer needlessly, or die prematurely because they cannot access the care they need," write the authors. "[M]uch is already known about how to reduce the burden of cancer, but without a national investment and commitment to transforming our health care systems, many people will not benefit from the progress we have already made, let alone the innovations and breakthroughs that are yet to come."

For more information about this chapter and our Blueprint for Cancer Control in the 21st Century, please see the resource list, below. Subsequent Blueprint chapters will focus on treatment and research and will be released in the coming months.

Blueprint resources for volunteers:


  • NCCRT recognizes leaders in colorectal cancer screening efforts with 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award

    Award winners will be recognized during the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month kickoff event and 80% in Every Community campaign launch on March 7 

    The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recognized six honorees with the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the U.S.

    The 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations who dedicate their time, talent, and expertise to advancing needed initiatives to reach the national goal of regularly screening 80% of adults age 50 or over for colorectal cancer. More than 1,700 organizations, including medical professional societies, academic centers, survivor groups, government agencies, cancer coalitions, cancer centers, and payers have signed a pledge to make this goal a priority. The 80% by 2018 initiative concluded at the end of 2018, but a new campaign, 80% in Every Community, is being launched to continue national momentum to reach the 80% goal.

    This year's recipients include NOELA Community Health Center, New Orleans, LA, as the grand prize winner; and other honorees include AT&T, Dallas, TX; Bryan Green, MD, Greenwood, SC; Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA; Kentucky Cancer Consortium, Lexington, KY; and Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD. The grand prize winner receives $3,000, and each honoree receives $1,000 to support their continued efforts in the fight against colorectal cancer. Honorees also have the option to designate a non-profit of their choice as the recipient of the award funds.

    "We are honored to recognize this year's awardees for their dedicated efforts to continue to make a difference in their communities by working to increase the number of people that have access to life-saving colorectal cancer screening," said Rich Wender, MD, our chief cancer control.

    Grand Prize Winner: NOELA Community Health Center
    Category: Community Health Center

    NOELA Community Health Center, a nationally recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home, provides comprehensive primary and preventive health care services to improve the health and wellness of the underserved communities in and around the New Orleans East area. After transitioning to a new electronic health record, in 2012, the year that colorectal cancer screening became a reportable measure for community health centers, NOELA CHC discovered that their screening rate was 3%. The health center then committed to making colorectal cancer screening a top priority for the organization and subsequently pledged to reach an 80% screening rate among their patient population. Since then, NOELA CHC has implemented a number of evidence-based systems changes to improve quality colorectal cancer screening, including patient navigation; patient and provider reminders, practice assessment and feedback; improved data analysis and reporting; and reduced colonoscopy wait times through an Open Access Endoscopy agreement with two area hospitals. As a result, NOELA CHC reached an 80% screening rate in November 2018, achieving the 80% by 2018 goal and dramatically improving access to quality preventative care for the community they serve.

    Honoree: AT&T
    Category: Employer

    AT&T is the world's largest communications company by revenue and is rapidly transforming into a leader in entertainment and technology. As a large employer, AT&T provides access to health care to almost one million employees, retirees and their family members. Starting in 2016, AT&T partnered with the American Cancer Society to deliver colorectal cancer screening education to employees, including an event featuring a live webcast, panel discussion, and interactive exhibit. AT&T then signed the 80% Pledge in 2017, becoming one of the largest organizations to make a commitment to the 80% goal. The following year, AT&T hosted a series of weekly awareness videos featuring Dak Prescott, NFL quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, to encourage employees to get screened. They also featured employee testimonials to bring the day-to-day story of colorectal cancer to life. AT&T has also promoted screening in the community by sharing messages on a local radio station in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. Colorectal cancer screening among AT&T's U.S.-based employees has increased eight percentage points between 2016 and 2018.

    Honoree: Bryan Green, MD
    Category: Physician Champion

    Bryan Green, MD, pictured here, has been a gastroenterologist with Digestive Disease Group in Greenwood, South Carolina since 2004. In 2008, he became one of the first gastroenterologists to volunteer with the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network (CCPN), at the University of South Carolina, by providing screening colonoscopies at no cost to uninsured and medically underserved South Carolinians. Dr. Green collaborated with the CCPN in the development of its comprehensive patient navigation model associated with increased participation in men and in African Americans; and contributed to reduced no-show rate to colonoscopy to less than 1% annually. As an avid supporter of the program, Dr. Green has advocated and lobbied with various state legislators for increased funding to support the program. Finally, Dr. Green has helped recruit gastroenterologists to agree to participate in the program and waive their professional fees. Finally, he has attended several conferences to speak on behalf of the work being done in South Carolina. 

    Honoree: Kaiser Permanente Northern California
    Category: Health Plan

    Kaiser Permanente Northern California serves 4.3 million members, with a focus on prevention and total health. Beginning in 2006, Kaiser Permanente developed a population-based colorectal cancer screening program to systematically deliver screening to age-eligible patients. In this organized approach, patients have the option to complete screening with a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) mailed to their homes. By refining this approach, Kaiser Permanente has achieved screening rates over 80% since 2011, with upwards of 20,000 FIT kits mailed to patients weekly. Additionally, as of 2017, Kaiser Permanente's Medicare members in Northern California have reached an 89.9% screening rate, the third highest screening rate among Medicare plans in the country. Recent research now demonstrates that this screening program has been associated with a 52% reduction in colorectal cancer deaths. The Kaiser Permanente FIT-based outreach program, combined with colonoscopy, has become a model for similar programs to maximize the number of people screened in the U.S. and internationally. 

    Honoree: Kentucky Cancer Consortium
    Category: Cancer Coalition/State Roundtable

    The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) is Kentucky's statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition comprised of more than 70 organizations and 450 partners committed to reducing cancer in the state. Since 2002, KCC's Colon Cancer Committee has collaborated on multiple colorectal cancer public awareness, advocacy, and provider education efforts. Major accomplishments include state-wide public and provider education campaigns and policy efforts that led to the establishment of a statewide screening program for the uninsured, the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program, among other successes. Between 1999 and 2016, screening rates rose from 35% to 70%, improving more than any other state in the country and moving the state from a ranking of 49th to 17th. As screening rates have risen by 50%, incidence rates and mortality rates have declined dramatically, which means that every year almost 400 Kentuckians who would have gotten colorectal cancer no longer get the disease. One of the state's 15 Area Development Districts has already achieved the 80% goal. 

    Honoree: Sanford Health
    Category: Hospital/Health System

    Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation with 44 hospitals and nearly 1,400 physicians in nine states and nine countries. It is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serves the Upper Midwest. In 2015, Sanford Health signed the 80% Pledge and began implementing a multi-faceted approach to increase colorectal cancer screening among the communities it serves. In just three years, colorectal cancer screening increased from 68.7% in 2015 to 76.3% in 2018. This percentage reflects more than 104,000 patients up-to-date with screening recommendations, an increase of more than 20,000 patients receiving screening since 2015. To increase rates, Sanford Health provides ongoing provider and staff training; improves screening data tracking, reporting, and transparency; offers patients a choice of screening test; reminds patients to screen and removes barriers to screening; pilots innovative screening delivery systems, including mailed FIT and delivery of FIT during flu shot clinics; and promotes screening among employees. To date, 25 primary care clinic teams have achieved or exceeded the 80% goal. 

    Award winners will be recognized during the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month kickoff event and 80% in Every Community campaign launch on March 7 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET in Atlanta. Register to attend the event in person or to view the live broadcast. The event will feature celebrities, survivors and medical experts.

    To learn more about the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, visit nccrt.org.

  • March 7 event launches 80% in Every Community campaign

    Register now to attend the livestream or in person 

    The American Cancer Society will join forces with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), Fight Colorectal Cancer, Mayo Clinic, Exact Sciences, and UPS to launch the next campaign to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate nationwide.

    The national signature event and live online broadcast will take place in Atlanta, Georgia at the American Cancer Society’s Global Headquarters on March 7, 2019 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET. Volunteers and staff are invited to register to attend the event in person or via the livestream. Please plan to arrive at 1:30 p.m. if you register to attend the live event. Doors will close promptly at 2 p.m. for the live recorded broadcast.

    The event will celebrate the exciting work that is happening around the country to increase colorectal cancer screening and spread awareness that screening saves lives. This year is special since the event will also be the public launch of 80% in Every Community, our new campaign. New market research about who the unscreened are and what will motivate them to action will be shared during the event.

    Registration for the event and more information can be found at fightcolorectalcancer.org/80ineverycommunity.


  • Summit replay, photos, and materials now available

    ​Volunteers can now access replays of sessions from the second and third day of last week's Nationwide Volunteer and Staff Leadership in Dallas.

    Innovation was the theme for the second day of the Summit. Attendees were treated to a bpresentation on the importance of creating a culture of innovation from Julia Paige of Google, director of YouTube Social Impact. Julia spoke to the need for non-profits to implement creative ideas and innovation to grow and succeed as an organization. She showed several examples of how Google has embraced innovation and answered several questions from the audience about how they can use their imagination to come up with new ideas to help expand their message. The session also featured regional examples of innovation.

    The annual Quality of Life Awards luncheon recognized recipients of the Trish Greene and Lane Adams Quality of Life Awards. The awards honor excellence in quality of life research and exemplary cancer care. Barbara Ann Given, University Distinguished Professor and interim associate dean for research, Michigan State University, received the Trish Greene Award for her dedication and pioneering oncological research to improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Six individuals (pictured in the smaller image) were given the Lane Adams Award for their "warm hands of service." Recipients were Diogo Barbosa, patient navigator, Denver, CO; Catherine Gaines, PA-C, Lumberton, NC; Jackie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN, Medford, NJ; Roshani Patel, MD, FACS, Manchester, NH; Amy Roberts, LCSW, Ocala, FLA; and Mandy Samford, cosmetologist, Gilbert, AZ.

    Volunteers were introduced to our new chief financial officer, Rob King, and our vice president of volunteerism, Eustacia Mahoney, who led a discussion and answered questions about measuring impact on our mission. In this session, participants got a sneak peek at draft of the Board of Directors National scorecard. Small group discussions provided an opportunity for Area Board Chairs to discuss how the metrics on the scorecard could be used locally to showcase important Area mission work.

    A session to address the relevance of the ACS in engaging diverse donors within the giving landscape closed out day two. Joe Naylor, vice president of policy, government, and public affairs, Chevron Corporation, presented giving trends for diverse generational and ethnic groups. Participants were encouraged to find relevancy with diverse groups located in their community to help drive donations, volunteerism, and mission impact.

    Day two ended with a fun networking evening. A special game night brought out the competitive nature of each Region, ACS CAN, and Global Headquarters. Jenga, Flip Cup, and a physical game of Tic-Tac-Toe resulted in the awarding of the grand champion to the South Region.

    Regions spent most of the last day of the Summit discussing priorities and building strategic plans. The Summit ended with a message about building integrity from author, speaker, and cancer survivor Mike Dilbeck. Mike rode into the Summit on his bicycle, encouraging the audience to think about the spokes of a bicycle in building integrity. He shared that the spokes of a bicycle needed to be sturdy and solid in order for the wheel of the bike to work properly. Our wheel of integrity needs to be just as solid to succeed.

    The conclusion of the Summit featured 22-year-old cancer survivor Lindsey JonesLindsey shared the story of her diagnosis of a deadly form of cancer that stole her eyesight at age four. (Her speech begins 52 minutes in.) Despite losing her eyesight, Lindsey conquered cancer and is excelling in life – graduating with many honors and dedicating herself to service. She encouraged all attendees to overcome obstacles that are put in front of us and led everyone in the singing of "This Little Light of Mine".

    Materials from the Summit including the key takeaways and calls to action can be found in the 2019 Summit Brand Toolkit Collection. A condensed view of all materials can be found on this 2019 Summit Videos and Materials document, also on Brand Toolkit.

    Pictures from the Summit, including game night, are also available for download and viewing. 

    REPLAYS FROM OPENING DAY


  • At Summit, Regions share examples of innovation

    Watch each Region's video!

    Volunteers and staff attending the 2019 Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in Dallas last week were treated to a session on Innovation: What Innovation Means, Why Innovation Matters, and How Innovation Works. The inspirational session featured Julia Paige of Google, director of YouTube Social Impact.

    replay of her conversation with the South Region's Executive Vice President Jeff Fehlis is now available. In addition, attendees were treated to videos developed by each ACS Region to highlight a recent innovation success. Descriptions of each success and a link to their videos are below:

    North Central Region: ResearcHERS

    This spring, North Central Region is launching an exciting campaign called ResearcHERS: Women Fighting Cancer. This program will serve as a research funding initiative that bridges the gap between critical cancer research, and the dollars needed to fund it, by engaging women leaders to fundraise and by encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in science. It is women helping women in the fight against cancer.

    Northeast Region: #ShareYourScreen

    Last March, the Northeast Region launched the Share Your Screen social media campaign in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. People were asked to share a photo of their phone screens tagged with #ShareYourScreen to raise awareness of the importance and impact of colorectal screenings. Through the efforts of staff and volunteers across the country, nearly 1,000 posts tagged with #ShareYourScreen were shared, resulting in more than 1.5 million impressions on Twitter alone.

    North Region: Corporate Partnership Opportunities

    When the vice president of Affiliate Operations at Renewal by Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer this past year, the company knew they needed to rally around her to support her in the fight. Renewal by Anderson partnered with ACS and a platform called Frontstream to quickly and nimbly launch "Wear Pink, Save Lives," with their 96 nationwide locations raising more than $207,000 for ACS in honor of their leader.

    Southeast Region: #GoldTogether

    The childhood cancer and Relay For Life communities come together in the grassroots #GoldTogether program, allowing a Relay team at select events to restrict their funds raised to childhood cancer research, support services, and awareness, as well as cancer prevention targeting children. This program has helped drive revenue, raising more than double the national team average for Relay For Life last year.

    South Region: 10,000 Nights of Hope

    In 2018, the CEOs Against Cancer Gulf Coast chapter created a unique campaign benefiting Houston's Hope Lodge, while directly reaching leaders of industries and communities that have not previously engaged with ACS. By focusing on messaging that quantified what a donation to Hope Lodge Houston would mean in terms of tangible impact, e.g., $50 equals one night of lodging, the 10,000 Nights of Hope campaign raised awareness and more than $25,000 for Hope Lodge Houston in its first year.

    West Region: Expanding Partnerships

    The Seattle area's corporate relations and community development teams have recently leveraged and expanded their relationship with a local Seattle tech startup. They grew a relationship with this partner from a $3,000 Making Strides team and $5,000 event sponsor, to a robust relationship incorporating cause marketing, workplace giving, and customized engagement opportunities.

    During breaks in the Summit, attendees were treated to innovations and ideas tables featuring the following: 

    • A preview of the interactive Volunteer Community – coming soon!
    • A review of the Innovation Library and how to access it through staff partners
    • A tour the Catchafire Skills Based Volunteer Recruiting platform
    • Lessons on how to search for Area Board Resources on MySocietySource
    • A primer on how to support ACS CAN and our legislative agendas

  • Is chocolate good for you?

    It's been reported in the media for years that eating chocolate is heart-healthy, helps prevent cancer, and boosts your mood. But is that really true?

    We do know that flavanols in cocoa beans, an ingredient in chocolate, are antioxidants, meaning that they may reduce damage to cells. Damaged cells can lead to cancer development. What we don't know is to what extent chocolate itself has an effect. There have been a number of studies done on the health benefits of chocolate, but these studies mostly asked people to remember how much chocolate or chocolate products they consumed, then compared it to whether or not they'd had heart problems or cancer. So, while the results of these studies are interesting, they really don't tell us if it's the chocolate itself making a difference, or if it's the flavanols, which can also be found in other foods.

    Regardless, the studies have come back with mixed results. Some report that eating chocolate may lower the risk of certain cancers, while others show no benefit, and still others show that eating chocolate increases cancer risk. There is stronger evidence suggesting that eating chocolate may help prevent heart disease. Flavanols have been shown to lower blood pressure and make your heart, veins, and arteries work better.

    What does this mean for you and your dessert choices? Try small amounts of high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. It might give your heart some benefit, and it generally has less sugar and saturated fat than milk chocolate or other kinds of chocolate. 

    However, dark chocolate is still candy, and it still has extra calories, sugar, and fat. Eat it sparingly. After all, we know that being overweight or obese is linked to certain types of cancers, not to mention diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. If you want to get more antioxidants, you can increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. 

    This story first appeared on cancer.org.


  • Social media resources to help you tell the ACS story

    Telling the ACS Story is an integrated effort to educate and equip volunteers and staff with information and resources to share our work and stories about our impact in the fight for a world without cancer. 

    As part of that roll-out, the social media team has developed new resources to help you learn more about our social media strategy, best practices for sharing social content, and social content starting points to help tell the ACS story. 

    Important note! We are not asking or encouraging anyone to open social media accounts. Rather, these resources are designed for volunteers and staff who are already using social media, and want to talk about the American Cancer Society's work on their personal network.

    These resources are posted on the Brand Toolkit:

    • ACS Social Media Tips + Best Practices
      • Learn more about how the American Cancer Society approaches each social media channel to personalize your own approach.
      • Best practices for content by channel, as well as how to's for setting-up notifications to share American Cancer Society content as soon as it's published.
    • ACS Evergreen Social Content Deck
      • Staff should reference this document to share published American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Coaches vs. Cancer, or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer content on their personal social media channels.
    • Staff and Volunteer Evergreen Content Deck
      • This "mad-libs style" content deck provides social content starting points that help you talk about a range of the American Cancer Society's work from signature events like Relay For Life to programs like Road To Recovery.
      • This content should be personalized on whichever social media channels you use most frequently so that it represents your own voice.

    Use these resources to help highlight our life-saving work and broadcast the message of how we are all attacking cancer from every angle. Thank you!


  • Reach To Recovery: 50 years of providing knowledge and hope to women with breast cancer

    ​Margery Wiesenthal (pictured above with her daughter, Linda) was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 29. She was a mother of three young children and the wife of a rising attorney when she was diagnosed. What sets her apart from others is that she was diagnosed in the 1960s when cancer was a subject that people did not discuss, especially with strangers. 

    Most women underwent treatment for breast cancer in silence, with little support from family, friends, or the community. But, once Margery was done with surgery, she bravely shared her experience with others to help them get through diagnosis and treatment. Word spread in her community and soon she had people calling to ask if she would speak with people they knew who were recently diagnosed.

    Margery enjoyed speaking with others who were battling the disease. "I showed them that life, indeed, goes on, that you must live it, appreciate it, and move on" she recalls. 

    Not long after Margery started to speak to others, a friend saw an advertisement in the paper, no bigger than a postage stamp, asking for volunteers to join an American Cancer Society program that matched breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed patients to provide them support. 

    The program, called Reach To Recovery, was the brainstorm of breast cancer survivor and advocate Terese Lasser. Margery and Terese shared the same desire, to establish a support program for women undergoing mastectomy. "I was exceedingly shy most of my life, but I made myself get all dressed up and go into that ACS office," Margery says. She even remembers what she wore that day, right down to a fancy black hat. Margery got the volunteer role and went to work breaking down barriers, including the belief that cancer was a death sentence.

    Margery was asked to talk to patients as well as physicians and nurses. "My job at the very beginning was introducing doctors, and especially nurses, to what Reach To Recovery was and why it was needed," she explains. "We needed to get them on board, so they would sign a paper to allow us to visit their patients." 

    The mostly male doctors were reluctant at first, but Margery was able to get them to understand that the volunteers were well-trained and knew what to say and, more importantly, what not to say. She even shared with them the packet of information and temporary prosthesis they gave to patients.

    "I remember showing one doctor a prosthesis and he responded by saying he told his patients to stuff the empty side of their bra with their panty hose," she says. "I told him how very cold and wrong he was." 

    It wasn't long before medical professionals listened to Margery and others, and referrals started to come into ACS for visits.

    Margery was asked to join the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society in the late 70s, when there were only two other women on the Board, both significantly older than she was. 

    Margery remembers her decades of volunteering for ACS fondly. "ACS would be contacted by various women's groups, governments, and doctors, both within the United States and internationally, and then ACS would send me to educate  them about the work of Reach To Recovery and how to set up a program locally," she says. "ACS gave me a platform to use my voice to help others."

    Now in her 80s and a grandmother of eight, Margery is still sharp and energetic and happy to see the program continue to thrive. Her daughter, Linda Alderman,), recently contacted the American Cancer Society about volunteering herself. She is currently completing training to be a Reach To Recovery visitor, and has signed up to be an advocate with ACS CAN. She is eager to give back through both roles. 

    This year marks the program’s 50th anniversary with the American Cancer Society. Terese Lasser, whose obituary in The New York Times is pictured in the smaller image, established 300 chapters in the U.S. and abroad by the time Reach To Recovery was adopted by the American Cancer Society in 1969. In its early years, Reach To Recovery focused on visits to hospitalized patients, most of whom had undergone mastectomies. Today, Reach volunteers communicate with patients over the telephone, face-to-face, or online, and provide information, resource referrals, and individual support.

    In 2017, close to 3,000 Reach To Recovery volunteers provided more than 9,000 visits. Since 1969, more than 1.5 million people have received information and support from the Reach To Recovery program. 


  • Go social and show your support for World Cancer Day

    ​Join the #WorldCancerDay conversation on social media on Monday, Feb. 4

    Monday, February 4, is World Cancer Day, and the American Cancer Society is proud to join the domestic and international cancer community to unite in raising awareness about cancer and elevate its status as a global health priority. 

    This year, the Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer Day, is launching a new three-year campaign with the theme: “I Am and I Will.” The campaign calls for a personal commitment to help reduce the global burden of cancer. Cancer causes 1 in 6 deaths worldwide and is rapidly becoming a global pandemic.

    Our ACS social media channels are joining together to share World Cancer Day messages with our volunteers, donors, partners, and those whom we help every day in the fight for a world without cancer. 

    We are asking staff and volunteers to join the #WorldCancerDay conversation on one or more of our social media channels and share how you are fighting for a world without cancer. 

    You can also join the Global Relay For Life team and their movement of more than 2.1 million Relayers worldwide by changing your Facebook photo frame in support of World Cancer Day. To add the frame, go to https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes and search for "World Cancer Day Relay For Life."

    Click on the links to one of our ACS social media channels to join the #WorldCancerDay conversation:

    www.facebook.com/AmericanCancerSociety

    www.facebook.com/acsglobal

    www.facebook.com/RelayForLife

    www.facebook.com/GlobalRelayForLife

    https://twitter.com/AmericanCancer 

    https://twitter.com/ACSGlobal 

    https://twitter.com/wecanprevent20 


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