The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. For more than 100 years, we have helped lead an evolution in the way the world prevents, detects, treats, and thinks about cancer. As the nation’s preeminent cancer-fighting organization, we fund and conduct research, share expert information, support people with cancer, spread the word about prevention, and through our advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN), advocate for public policy change. We are committed to ensuring that ALL people have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer – regardless of income, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or where they live. Thanks in large part to our decades of work, a cancer diagnosis does not come without hope, and the cancer journey is not one that is traveled alone.
This year’s Tampa Cattle Baron’s Ball will support the American Cancer Society’s Get Screened campaign. When one in three people in the US will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, early detection is critical to saving lives.
Cancers of the breast, cervix, colon, rectum, and lung can be detected by screening tests. Finding these cancers early, before they become advanced, is critical and increases the success of treatment. Recent reports indicate at least a 30% decline in the number of cancer screening tests in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic years, and physicians are seeing the affects firsthand.
We’re at a unique moment in history in the fight against cancer. What we do right now to combat the staggering declines in cancer screening rates will have reverberations for decades to come.
By supporting the Cattle Baron’s Ball, you’re helping to fund a nationwide initiative with local efforts that create sustainable impact such as our Get Screened efforts right here in Tampa Bay including:
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Debbie Leon, Senior Development Manager