American Cancer Society

2008 – The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States. More than 3,400 local offices nationwide are organized to deliver cancer prevention, early detection, and patient services programs at the community level. Because cancer takes a toll on the person diagnosed-as well as family and friends-the Society offers support and service programs to try to lessen the impact. These programs cover a wide range of needs-from connecting patients with other survivors to providing a place to stay when treatment facilities are far from home.

The New Jersey Wireless Association donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society in 2008.