Become a “Fund the Mission” donor:
Help the American Cancer Society “Fund the Mission” by directly allocating funds to transportation assistance in Louisiana or cancer research.
While you may choose to remain anonymous, we will spotlight all “Fund the Mission” donors in the area during our August 29th "Bow-Tie Experience" live broadcast. All donors who make a pledge by August 21 will be included in the program and announced during the live broadcast. Make your online donation today!
Helping patients with access to care:
Access to care, specifically transportation, continues to be a burden on many local patients facing treatment. Through our “Fund the Mission” initiative, donors have the opportunity to allocate contributions 100% to funding local transportation grants. All dollars pledged through this initiative will be available via application for cancer centers in our local communities, such as Lafayette.
Fund life-saving research:
Next to the Federal Government, the Society is the largest funder of cancer research. In fact, we are currently funding over $410 million in research grants. You can help grow those efforts by pledging a donation that will be allocated 100% to cancer research.
Fund life-saving Pediatric Cancer research:
After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. While major treatment advances in recent decades has led to 84% of children with cancer now surviving 5 years or more, survival rates can vary a great deal depending on the type of cancer and other factors. Pediatric cancer research remains one of the most underfunded entities in the nation due to its rarity but that does not lessen the immediate need for more funding to help the children and families currently fighting.
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.