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Call your friends and family, lace up your shoes and get ready for the Relay For Life. A fun-filled, overnight event, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. The Sarasota Relay For Life will be held on May 19th and 20th at the Out of Doors Academy Lakewood Ranch Campus three miles east of I75. Contact Cynthia Dunlap at 365-2858.

For more information: Call the Sarasota County Unit of the American Cancer Society 941-365-2858
1750 17th Street, Suite A
Sarasota, FL 34234

ACS programs and services focus on the early detection and prevention of cancers that most often affect the lives of Floridians.

ResearchThe American Cancer Society has funded 28 Nobel Prize-winning scientists whose research has lead to better cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

1-800-ACS-2345 • The American Cancer Society's toll-free number provides lifesaving information and access to community resources.

Breast Cancer Initiative • To detect breast cancer earlier - when it's curable - the American Cancer Society provides services and information on the latest prevention, research and treatment options.

Patient and Family Services • We help ease the burdens of cancer by providing a wide array of programs and services, including:

  • I Can Cope - cancer education classes
  • Reach to Recovery - breast cancer support
  • Man-to-Man - prostate cancer support
  • Laryngectomy/Ostomy support groups
  • Look Good...Feel Better - help coping with appearance changes from cancer treatment
  • Road to Recovery - transportation to and from treatments
  • Loan of medical equipment
  • Financial assistance for medications and emergencies
  • Hope Lodges - lodges in Gainesville and Miami where cancer patients and families can stay free-of-charge during outpatient treatments. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Winn Dixie

Youth Programs and Services • Special programs for youth include:

  • R.O.C.K. Camp ("Reaching Out to Cancer Kids"), a special summer camp for kids with cancer
  • K-12 cancer prevention-based education in the classroom
  • Tobacco Interactive Video Discs and Smoke-Free Class of 2000 - fun ways to teach kids the dangers of smoking
  • College scholarships for students with a history of cancer

WorkWell Cancer-free • A workplace cancer education program that increases employee productivity and decreases healthcare costs.

Advocacy • Cancer remains a top priority on the public agenda because the American Cancer Society has advocated legislation on tobacco use, breast cancer diagnosis, insurance coverage and more.

Medical Professional Education • The American Cancer Society helps physicians and the medical community stay up-to-date on the rapidly changing information on cancer. Better education means better care for you.

The American Cancer Society is "...the very model of an efficient charity."
The Wall Street Journal

Where does the money raised go?

Research • 24.8%

Administrative • 5.8%

Prevention • 18.4%

Detection • 12.8%

Patient Support & Services • 16.8%

Fundraising • 21.4%        Total 100%

Information above provided by the American Cancer Society.

For more information: Call the Sarasota County Unit of the American Cancer Society 941-365-2858
1750 17th Street, Suite A
Sarasota, FL 34234