Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
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Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
Referrals to patient-related programs or resources
Donations, website, or event-related assistance
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Donor Advised Funds
Recommend a gift to the American Cancer Society through your existing donor-advised fund.
If you currently have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable, you may use DAFDirect.
Call 1-800-227-2345 if you have questions about giving to the American Cancer Society through your donor-advised fund. Your financial advisor can help you learn how to set up a donor-advised fund.
If you already benefit from donor-advised funds, please make checks payable to "American Cancer Society" and mail them to the following address:
P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741
In order to acknowledge your generous gift, please provide the donor and/or fund name and address.
American Cancer Society Donor Advised Fund
Help us save lives and celebrate lives by creating a philanthropic legacy through the American Cancer Society Donor Advised Fund (DAF). The American Cancer Society Donor Advised Fund allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support the American Cancer Society or your favorite charities.
What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?
Simplicity: the donor-advised fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
Flexibility: timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision-making.
Tax-efficiency: contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes.
Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
No transaction fees: once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to the American Cancer Society.
We’re fighting all cancers in all ways, on all fronts. Help us lead the fight for a world without cancer. Through gifts to your American Cancer Society Donor Advised Fund we can provide:
More free rides to treatment, free lodging near hospitals, and information and education through a live 24/7 cancer helpline
More bright minds working to discover new treatments or targeted therapies
More voices speaking up for cancer patients, federal research funding, and proven prevention strategies
More people surviving cancer, getting the best care possible from diagnosis to survivorship, no matter where they live or what their circumstances
Call 1-800-227-2345 to learn how to establish a donor-advised fund with the American Cancer Society, or complete the Donor Contribution Agreement.