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The American Cancer Society is bringing awareness to the many types of cancer and the impact cancer has on lives, the economy and worldwide care. One goal is to boost cancer prevention by identifying modifiable risk factors such as smoking, alcohol use, poor diet and lack of exercise. A tool created to help identify those risk factor is The Defender, a free, online cancer risk assessment tool developed in partnership with the NFL. Participants answer a few questions, and in minutes, an action plan is provided with personalized MVP Tips — the ‘Most Valuable Prevention’ Tips.

While you are assessing your cancer risk factors, by taking The Defender quiz, you are also supporting a good cause. From Jan. 30 until Feb. 20, 2023, Sleep Number will donate $100 to the American Cancer Society – up to $50,000 – for every person who takes The Defender online quiz. Participants will also also get a chance to win autographed NFL memorabilia and a Sleep Number 360® p5 smart bed.  During Super Bowl LVII, Sleep Number teamed up onsite with the American Cancer Society and the NFL, hosting The Defender tool inside its content studio at the media center.

What does cancer have to do with sleep, you ask?

The powerhouse partnership between ACS and Sleep Number kicked off in February 2022 with the announcement of a landmark study on the connections between cancer and sleep. During a period of six years, 13+ billion hours of Sleep Number 360® smart bed data will be analyzed alongside data from ongoing cancer prevention studies. The goal is to determine the influence of quality sleep on reducing cancer risk and improving outcomes for cancer patients and survivors. Sleep Number also provides smart beds and other sleep innovations to American Cancer Society's Hope Lodges to support patients and caregivers when they need to stay away from home during cancer treatment.

“When people face a cancer diagnosis, one of the most common barriers to receiving timely, high-quality care is actually access to lodging," said ACS Chief Patient Officer Dr. Arif Kamal, pictured here, second from left.

For Sleep Number's support of ACS's mission via joint research, funding and support of its Hope Lodges, Sleep Number was named American Cancer Society's 2022 Corporate Partner of the Year. As the study moves forward and sleep data collection continues, stay in the game, get your stats — and enter for a chance to win a Sleep Number 360® smart bed while learning more about how to lower your cancer risk factors.  Boosting wellbeing through quality sleep is one of your best defenses against cancer. 

Take The Defender Quiz today!

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