The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 by a group of physicians who wanted to do something about cancer. It’s one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States. There are 12 Divisions that are either single state entities or groups of states that have been combined for their similarities. The Mid-South Division, which includes Lexington, covers the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The National Home Office is responsible for overall planning and coordination of the Society’s programs for cancer education, cancer control and prevention, advocacy, resource development, and patient services. The local offices are organized to deliver cancer prevention, early detection and patient services programs at the community level. Our mission to eliminate cancer and improve the quality of life for those individuals facing the disease is aided by an extensive network of volunteers.
• Cut the cancer death rate in half – preventing 5 million deaths
• Prevent 6 million new diagnosis or 300,000 people a year from hearing the words “You’ve got cancer”
• Improve significantly the quality of life for all cancer survivors
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Lexington has served many patients and their caregivers this past year by providing free lodging, but that is just the beginning of what the Hope Lodge is all about. Your Hope Lodge provides a warm and friendly environment for all of our guests who are undergoing cancer treatment and for their family members who are serving as caregivers.
It is a very special place that improves the life of cancer patients and their families. Further, there is a support system that exists within the Lodge. Patients and caregivers support one another. The Lodge provides an environment of healing and the spirit of support is a big part of the process.
As a cancer survivor myself, I have a deep appreciation for what is involved in the cancer treatment process including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. All of us who have an involvement with our Hope Lodge provide the much needed support for our Lodge guests in their cancer journey.
Our heartfelt thanks of deep gratitude go out to our volunteers, donors and Hope Lodge staff. They have made the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge all that is was meant to be.
William G. Robbins
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