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American Cancer Society 

At the American Cancer Society, we have a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We’re improving the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. 

Your donations save more lives than ever before by empowering activists, conducting breakthrough research, providing patient services and access to care, and so much more.


In Virginia, an estimated 47,100 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2023, and 15,800 people are expected to die from the disease. But there is hope. With the support of volunteers, donors, and partners, we are fighting cancer on all fronts - and saving lives.

There are currently 15 active grants in Virginia totaling $10.48 million.

The American Cancer Society has a long-standing relationship with Mary Washington Healthcare. Partnership highlights include: 

  • American Cancer Society is dedicated to removing barriers to care and improving health equity for patients with cancer. One of our programs to address these concerns is our Patient Transportation Grant program. Patient Transportation Grants are funds awarded to health systems or health system foundations to help cancer patients with transportation barriers get to and from cancer-related treatment appointments. Mary Washington is a recipient of the American Cancer Society Transportation Grant Program in 2022 and 2023.

  • Mary Washington Healthcare was selected to participate in the American Cancer Society Wig Coupon Program funded by Mud Pie. A $100.00 wig coupon will be provided to Mary Washington Healthcare cancer patients that have the greatest need.

  • Mary Washington Healthcare was awarded an ACS Partnership Award to implement a cancer control quality improvement project focusing on Returning to Screening and improving colorectal cancer screenings with their employees.

  • Mary Washington promotes referrals to ACS programs to reduce barriers to care and improve quality of life.

There’s so much great work in Virginia, and we encourage you to check out several documents and resources available to learn more. 


The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program gives cancer patients free transportation for cancer-related medical appointments. As a trained volunteer driver, you’ll join cancer patients on a crucial part of their journey to recovery, transporting them to and from their appointments and ensuring their access to care isn’t prevented or delayed because of lack of transportation.

A few hours of your day could make a lifesaving difference. Connect with us to learn more about Road To Recovery volunteer opportunities in your area. To learn more call 1.800.227.2345 or visit www.cancer.org/drive.

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