The American Cancer Society MGMT 321 By: Tarra Myers
The Beginning… The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 by 15 physicians and business men in New York City. The original name was American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC). The organization changed its name to American Cancer Society (ASC) in 1945, and has kept that name since. The organization has four main missions: stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.
Today... The American Cancer Society now how millions of supporters and members in 21 countries. There are 12 divisions with over 900 offices throughout the nation. The East Central Division Office covers Pennsylvania and Ohio areas. There are approximately 264,000 volunteers within the East Central Division.
The Future… Like all non-profit organizations The American Cancer Society struggles but at the same time is becoming stronger and more advanced. 44 Cancer Society researchers have won the noble prize. With the advancing technology and research cancer will hopefully be a conquered disease in our future. The organization is the top leading organization in cancer research in the United States.
ServicesThe American Cancer society provides a numerous amount of services. Most people are unaware of the services provided. Some the of the services include: Quit Tobacco Use Hotline 1-800-227-2345 Cancer Support Hotline 1-800-227-2345 Education on healthy lifestyles Increased breast and colorectal screenings Reaching underserved communities to detect cancer at early stages
Services Continued Access to the most up to date cancer information and resources Provides transportation and lodging for appointments Provided emotional support Research Law creations Appointment organizers “Look Good Feel Good” sessions TLC Hair loss products
Built on a Foundation of Volunteers The American Cancer Society is un functional without the help of volunteers. If interested in becomingA volunteer ,donating, orLearning more about theorganization please call1-800-227-2345 or visitCancer.org
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimated the 2007 overallannual costs of cancer were as follows:• Total cost: $226.8 billion• Direct medical costs (total of all health expenditures): $103.8 billion• Indirect mortality costs (cost of lost productivity due to premature death): $123.0 billion• This year, about 577,190 Americans are expected to die of cancer – that’s more than 1,600 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. Cancer accounts for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States.
A Breakdown of the Funds East Central Division 68% Special Events 19% Legacies and Bequest 2% Change of Value of Split-Interest Agreements 1% Merchandise and Other In-Kind Contributions 3% Federated Fundraising Organizations 2% Grants from Government Agencies and Affiliates 7% Investment Income
Expenses East Central Division 37% Public Support Allocable to Research and Nationwide Programs 11% Prevention 11% Detection/Treatment 20% Fundraising 2% Management and General
Struggles of the Organization Funding Volunteers- Not enough to meet all goals. Having the needed tools for volunteers to properly complete tasks and meet goals.
Cancer.orgThe American Cancer Society website Cancer.org contains an abundanceof information regarding the organization. The website is used to givepeople resources on their diagnosis and services the organizationprovides. The website is used to collect donations for the organization andto sign up to become a supporter or volunteer.The website is a main marketing tool for the organization.Television commercials, Facebook, emails,face to face interactions are also forms ofcommunication used by the organization.
The organizations leader’s are formed through one’s motivationand will power. Volunteers and members are given the propertraining to lead others in the organization and it is up to themhow far they want to go.Many of the members have been touched by cancer in someform or another and develop a drive to succeed and help otherswho are diagnosed with cancer.I personally have seen my father battle cancer and this has mademe stronger and has given me the passion for this specificorganization.
In 2011 there was 642 events in the East Central Division .Each event averaged $89,700 funding raised.The East Central Division is roughly 2% ahead of the national averages of $87,900per event.The raised money goes towards the organization as: 15% research 17% prevention 27% patient support 13% detection treatment 22% fund raising 6% management
• The Relay for Life originated in 1986 and has become the largest fund raising event of the organization.• The event consists of walking around a track for 24 hours to resemble that “Cancer Never Sleeps”. Teams and committees are formed to raise money for the organization.• The Relay for Life consists of several special events such as: Kids Lap Speakers Survivor Lap Luminaire Service Church Service Raffle Tickets and small fund raising events The organization has a goal of $97,000 for a total of raised funds at the Moshannon Valley Relay this year.
Daffodil Days DermiNation Coaches Versus Cancer Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Paint the Town Purple College Relay for Life Bark for Life Variety of Miscellaneous EventsIf interested in participating in any of the organizations events pleasevisit cancer. Org .
I have decided to add value to the organization by becoming avolunteer . I have gathered a group of friends to help meparticipate in the event “Paint the Town Purple” and the “Relayfor Life” in my hometown.The “Paint the Town Purple” event consists of decorating thetown with purple ribbons and going door to door handing outflyers with information regarding the Relay for Life.I feel I am adding value by helping the organization get theword out about their main event “Relay for Life” and help raisethe appropriate funding needs to function properly.
If you have questions about the American Cancer Society pleasecall 1-800-227-2345 or visit Cancer. OrgThe information for this presentation was found at cancer.org and through AmericanCancer Representative Erin Louis