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ResearcHERS campaigns kick off this month

​The goal is to raise at least $1.6 million.

ResearcHERS is a movement that shines a light on the incredible discoveries made by women, and empowers women leaders to support the American Cancer Society’s national research program that funds some of the brightest female minds in cancer research. 

This  fundraising campaign began in the North Central Region in 2019 and now has a nationwide focus with 32 campaigns in the month of May – goaled at over $1.6 million. As of May 3, more than $640,000 had already been raised. 

ResearcHERS is fundraising by women, to support and sustain women-led research and careers. Here’s how:

The staff supporting ResearcHERS: Women Fighting Cancer of Indiana in the North Central Region are celebrating a big win.. Through engaging leaders, stewarding past ambassadors, and leveraging volunteers to exceed goal, the campaign recently secured an individual personal gift of $150,000 for one of their ambassadors. 

The recipient, Cathy Langham, is the co-chair for the Indiana campaign. She secured the gift through sharing the ACS story and demonstrating how the donation will impact our mission. Cathy is now the top candidate on the leaderboard for ResearcHERS by over $100,000. 

More about ResearcHERS

The American Cancer Society is proud to be a top supporter of women in cancer research. Currently, nearly half of ACS’ grantees are women, most of them early in their careers. As of January 1, 2021, there are 664 grants in effect totaling $382.3 million and of that total 299 are women-led research projects totaling $156.1 million. Your are invited to view replays of the inspiring virtual kick-offs that took place in April in the North Central and Northeast Regions.

If you  would like to learn more about the ResearcHERS campaigns, visit

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