CELEBRATING RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS & THE HEROES BEHIND THEM
Thursday, October 18, 2018
SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills
6:30PM - Reception/Silent Auction
7:45PM - Dinner/Program
CANCER PATIENTS NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As a family, we are proud to support the American Cancer Society, an organization that has been instrumental in nearly every advancement in cancer treatment, education and advocacy for more than a century. Unfortunately, cancer touches us all, whether directly or through a friend or loved one. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 woman will experience cancer in their lifetime. But more people are surviving cancer because of the innovations in research made possible because of donors like you. Your investment will help save lives - today and future generations!
Last year, we were able to raise more than half a million dollars for the inaugural Magic of Hope campaign. Thank you to all who supported during what was a year unlike any other. We invite you to renew your donation and invite new supporters to join this cancer-fighting legacy. While we are still unable to gather as a large group, donors of $5,000 or more will be invited to an intimate VIP event to take place near the end of the year, as guidelines permit. We ask for your generosity to help exceed our $500,000 goal in 2021.
Matt & Aliana Segal
Mickey & Lee Segal
YOUR LEADERSHIP SAVES LIVES
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people with cancer, their families, and caregivers.
The pandemic continues to disrupt support systems cancer patients and their caregivers need, like rides to treatment, lodging, and access to care.
We continue to invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and supportive care.
Cancer hasn’t stopped for the pandemic, so neither has the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle.
We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for life-saving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.
And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Today, almost 1,700 people in the United States will die of cancer. That adds up to more than 600,000 Americans dying of cancer this year alone. That’s why, with our 1.5 million volunteers, we are taking action.
We are activists. Contributed to a 31% drop in cancer death rates since 1991 in the U.S. ACS CAN saw success this past year with the passing of the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Research Act.
12 Million individuals lost their employer sponsored insurance in 2020 - disproportionately Black and Hispanic people. We are fighting to pass a Relief Bill expanding access to healthcare coverage.
We serve communities. Increasing equitable access to care and reducing health disparities is an ongoing priority. More than 1 Million screenings have been provided in underserved communities, and we will continue to expand screening capacities.
We are a leader in transformational cancer breakthroughs. As the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research, we have invested more than $5 billion since 1946.
$17M invested in Los Angeles for research in 2020 alone.
We provide direction. We are the #1 trusted source for cancer information with over 100 million visits to cancer.org annually. We offer a live hotline to provide answers and support 24/7 which receives more than 1.3 million calls annually.
277 partnerships with California health systems to increase cancer screenings and HPV vaccination rates.
Thank you to our generous donors for investing in the American Cancer Society.
Together, we raised more than $500,000 to support our mission to
Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.
Blake and Karina Mirkin
Lee & Mickey Segal
Scott & Nancy Beiser
Higginbotham Community Fund
Lisa & Bradley Mindlin /
Due to COVID-19 related screening postponements and interruptions in care, it is estimated that 10,000 preventable cancer deaths will occur within the next decade.
Despite this statistic, we continue the fight to eradicate cancer and reduce mortality rates by 40% before 2035.
We are focused on four main areas during the pandemic -Information, Screening, Telemedicine, and Support
The American Cancer Society is researching ways to understand COVID-19's impact on cancer patients with a symptom tracker application.
Data from the app will be utilized to understand the impact of COVID-19 on cancer survivors and the general population, help the Nurse's Health Study, and supplement Cancer Society Prevention Study-3 data to study the longer-term health effects of COVID-19 in cancer survivors.
Our services have transitioned by converting Hope Lodges to house front line health care workers, dedicating 24/7 helplines for answers and support, integrating Telemedicine and investing in video chat capabilities, and working fast to provide much-needed fact-based information to assist caregivers and cancer patients.