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Did you know that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime? The American Cancer Society is committed to changing that by leading the fight for a world without cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient and family services. Learn more about the work we do both locally and nationally and let us know how you want to get involved!

Latest Updates

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Anthony Bass,

Sr. Executive Director

A Look Into Our Work

Hear from Anthony Bass, Senior Executive Director, about his connection to our mission and the work the American Cancer Society is doing to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, discovery, and patient support.

Read his thoughts here.

Your Dollars in Action

Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effetive treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better. Minnesota is fortunate to be the home of two Hope Lodge locations in Minneapolis and Rochester. Learn more below.


Champions of Hope Gala:

New Name, Same Mission

What does it take to outsmart cancer? Research. We've invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946 to find more - and better - treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life. Currently in Minnesota, we are funding 16 research processes and investing more than $8.6 million.


Congratulations to our CEOs Against Cancer of Minnesota Chapter, Executive Board, and Planning Committee for helping raise over $450,000 to support the fight against cancer and our Minnesota Hope Lodges at our 2021 gala!

This year, we are thrilled to have a new name, the Champions of Hope gala, to highlight our ultimate goal: To spread hope to those touched by cancer. More information about the event available at

24/7 Helpline


At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up to date information to help you make educated health decisions.  We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources. We also offer a video chat to help offset feelings of isolation for families facing cancer and seeking information. Call 1-800-227-2345, available every minute of every day.

The American Cancer Society's website offers information about all cancer types, tips to stay healthy, treatment and support resources, the latest ACS news, research, ways to get involved, and everything in between. Visit to learn more.

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