While a great deal of aid for cancer research stems from federal funding, clinics and research facilities rely heavily (if not primarily) on private and corporate donations to continue forth. While progress may seem slow or non-existent to the public, the seemingly minute advancements in both understanding and treatment spurn major advancements on a daily basis.
Research costs money—and lots of it. However, awareness can be just as effective. If you’ve already given your last dollar or your last spoils from a couch cushion rummage, there are still many ways you can help further research. Speak with your representatives in Congress, attend fairs and marches, participate in runs and rides, or simply shop at partnered establishments to do your part.
Below are currently the most frequent and fatal cancers afflicting North America and the organizations doing their best to create a better future for all. At heart, donate your money, time, and energy to these organizations because they’re doing everything in their power to heal one-third of the population.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Facility (Fred Hutch)
Bladder: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
Blood: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Breast: Susan G. Komen® organization
Cervical: National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
Colorectal: Colon Cancer Coalition
Ovarian: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA)
Prostate: Prostate Cancer Foundation
Skin: Skin Cancer Foundation