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Alliance with Thrivent

American Cancer Funds joins the Thrivent family list of approved charities Friends and supporters. We want you to be aware of our recent partnership and inclusion with Thrivent. If you are a member of Thrivent or Thrivent Financial we now participate in ‘Simply Giving’ or Thrivent ‘Choice’.  Have comfort in knowing that we are now an approved […]

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Our Grants

For those who have asked about grants to planned parenthood, here is the answer. The American Cancer Fund has never given a grant to planned parenthood. Grants from ACF are determined by our board and only support our Cancer fighting mission. If you have heard that a cancer charity has donated or provided grants to planned parenthood, […]

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We are not the disgraced Cancer Fund of America

Please note that earlier today (5/19) the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that the Knoxville, TN based Cancer Fund of America (CFOA) has been charged with portraying themselves as a real charity.  Litigation is in progress. There are multi-million dollar fines. We at the American Cancer Fund are delighted to hear this news as we have a similar name but we […]

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Kissing Off Cancer™

Do you know a cancer survivor? Do you want to help more survive? Kiss some one, take a picture of the kiss, donate to #KissingOffCancer, then challenge others to do the same – #KissOffCancer  – We make it easy, click here to donate Please join us and celebrate all the survivors by supporting the ‪#‎kissingoffcancer challenge. Will […]

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How Do You Prepare For Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of medications (many of them highly toxic) that either kill cancer cells or prevent them from multiplying. The best ways to prepare for chemotherapy is to educate yourself, set reasonable expectations, advocate for yourself and do what you can to make the best of the situation. Ask what drugs you’ll be […]

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Don’t Let the Sunshine In

Like many things that can cause cancer, too much of a good thing can be bad, including sunshine. Damage done by too much exposure to the sun can result in the development of melanoma, a potentially fatal form of cancer, and other skin cancers. Regular use of sunscreen can reduce that risk. Tanned skin may […]

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Write Down Your Cancer Story

We are here to help you and your loved ones walk your path to a cure. When you face that initial cancer diagnosed you may have a range of emotions that will follow with you during your treatment. As you interview doctor and talk to specialists, you will tell the details of your story many […]

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