• Nov. 17 2021
  • Village Administrator

New Research and Training Grants Awarded!

Nation's largest non-government, not-for-profit funder of cancer research announces 82 grants at 59 institutions totaling $47.4 Million

ATLANTANov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved funding for 82 research and training grants totaling $47.4 million. The grants will fund investigators at 59 institutions across the United States and include 67 new grants and 15 renewals of previous grants. All the grants were funded in 2021.  

  • Aug. 26 2021
  • Village Administrator

Your Health Is More Precious Than Gold

Michael Johnson knows what it takes to take care of his body. Once considered the fastest man in the world, the 4-time Olympic Gold Medal Champion encourages you to get timely cancer screenings. 

  • Jun. 20 2021
  • Rox @Admin Bouey

Happy Summer Solstice!

But Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer!

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of this exposure comes from the sun, but some can come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning beds and sun lamps. People who get a lot of exposure to UV rays are at greater risk for skin cancer.

The main types of UV rays that can affect your skin include UVA rays and UVB rays. UVB rays have more energy and are a more potent cause of at least some skin cancers, but both UVA and UVB rays can damage skin and cause skin cancer. There are no safe UV rays. (To learn more about the different types of UV rays, see Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation.)

  • May. 13 2021
  • Village Administrator

National Relay Weekend Spirit Week!

Have you been participating? Mark your calendar, gather your purple and get ready to start the day with the Spirit of Relay! Make sure to use #RelayForLife.

  • May. 3 2021
  • Village Administrator

Reschedule Missed Vaccine Visits for Kids

Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention

ATLANTAMay 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to boost public health and help keep vaccinations on track in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cancer Society continues efforts around Mission: HPV Cancer Free, a campaign to eliminate HPV cancers as a public health problem, starting with cervical cancer.

  • Apr. 12 2021
  • Village Administrator

American Cancer Society Names Dr. Karen Knudsen as its Next CEO

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, Ph.D., will be the next chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), starting June 1, 2021. She will take the reins from the retiring Gary Reedy, who has served as both organizations’ CEO since 2015.  

  • Apr. 11 2021
  • Village Administrator

ACS seeks young professionals who share our mission

Apr 08, 2021

As the American Cancer Society continues to lead the fight for a world without cancer, we are exploring ways to enhance our engagement with young professionals (age 22-35).

We are searching for young professionals who are interested in helping us attack cancer from every angle by leveraging their valuable knowledge and skill sets. We think they can help take the American Cancer Society to new heights.

If you fit the demographic, please take this survey

Your participation will help us understand how best to engage young professionals in the fight against cancer. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be available until April 30. Click here to complete the survey

If you are not a young professional, but know one who would be interested, please share this opportunity with them. 

Help us save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

  • Apr. 8 2021
  • Village Administrator

ACS teams up with the National Basketball Wives Association

The partnership will prioritize funding cancer research grants for HBCU medical and STEM students.

The American Cancer Society and the National Basketball Wives Association (NBWA) have teamed up to inspire millions to join the fight against cancer through the power of advocacy, basketball, and sport.   

Together, these two organizations join in a mission to ensure that no one is disadvantaged in their fight against cancer and to help eliminate barriers to cancer prevention and treatment in underserved Black and Latinx communities.  

  • Apr. 4 2021
  • Village Administrator

ACS leads effort to increase cancer screening rates

The American Cancer Society has long been a leader in raising awareness about the importance of cancer screening. Now, amid unprecedented declines in screening rates as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are approaching our efforts to increase screening rates with more urgency than ever.  

Even before the pandemic, screening rates weren’t high enough. We don’t know the full extent of the decline due to the pandemic yet, but this much is clear: if we don’t act with sustained urgency to help people get back to screening, we could see a rise in cancer mortality rates in the coming years.  

  • Apr. 1 2021
  • Village Administrator

ACS takes steps to reopen Hope Lodge facilities in Q3

Mar 31, 2021

Since our Hope Lodge facilities temporarily closed to patients last year, we have been awaiting the day we can again welcome guests to these special communities. Now, the American Cancer Society is taking steps to prepare to open most Hope Lodge facilities in the third quarter of 2021.

We’ll know more about reopening plans for specific facilities as we get into Q2, but we are planning for most communities to reopen at about 30 percent capacity.

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