American Cancer Fund

Know Cancer

aka American Cancer Association, American Cancer Educational Services, and Focus on Cancer   |   Hillsborough, NJ   |  https://AmericanCancerFund.org

Mission

Our mission is to educate, support and empower those diagnosed with Cancer by organizing and clarifying information. We provide independent information and research to enable patients and their families to make smarter choices for treatment with an emphasis on cure, functionality and dignity. Our goal is to streamline the information available and make it more understandable.

Ruling year info

2006

President and Executive Director

Mr. Henry Stryder

Main address

PO Box 7262

Hillsborough, NJ 08844 USA

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Formerly known as

American Cancer Educational Services

American Cancer Association

EIN

20-3232112

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

People do not understand their cancer diagnosis or who they can turn to for support and additional resources. We provide free information and assist in the cancer diagnosis information gathering process. We help patients and their families navigate the cancer experience.

Our programs

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Cancer information clearinghouse

Manage website that is the Webs only Cancer information clearinghouse for Cancer websites. Provide simple clear information to people recently diagnosed with Cancer. We look to educate individuals about cancer and elevate their understanding. Our long term goal is to provide Kiosks (in a supermarket) or mobile 'libraries' with our simple Cancer facts. We get information to everyone that needs it in a format that is meaningful.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults

Supporting new cancer patients as they navigate through the cancer experience. We identify resources and information tailored to the individual cancer patient or their family

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are demystifying the cancer diagnosis. We give life saving information to enable cancer patients to make smarter and more informed decisions. Additionally we provide great ideas and direction for those cancers that are preventable.

Our strategy is to empower the cancer patient and provide them with all the resources they need to fight cancer. We also tell our clients about all the other cancer charities that are available to support them.

We have a dynamic web site and provide online and phone support to cancer patients from mainly the USA but we also include information to people from all over the world.

When individuals and families discover that they have cancer, they often become immobilized. Well meaning doctors often do not have the time and resources to explain everything that a patient needs. As long as there is cancer, there will be a need to help people navigate this horrible disease. in 2018 we supported nearly 1.5 million people requiring more info about their disease and needing additional resources to fight cancer.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Cancer Fund

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Henry Stryder

American Cancer Fund

Term: 2004 -

Henry Stryder

American Cancer Fund

Cynthia Johnston

ACF and ACES

Shari Lerer

ACF and ACES

John Gerecitano

Memorial Sloan Kettering - NYC

Audrey Hamilton

Memorial SLoan Kettering - Basking Ridge

David Gaynor

Miller, Porter, Muller & Gaynor

Mahendra (MZ) Patel

Welcome Hospitality Management

Nicholas Boxter

Boxter CPA

Hewitt Johnston

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability