American Cancer Society offers hope for holidays

American Cancer Society offers hope for holidays


CHICAGO—Some holiday greetings this year will not only send good will for the season, they’ll also send hope. The American Cancer Society (ACS), Illinois Division, is offering holiday cards for purchase. Proceeds from the cards will benefit the ACS in its mission to provide hope, progress and answers to every American struggling with cancer and to everyone who has questions about the disease.

“The ACS Holiday Card Program is an excellent way for companies and individuals to share holiday greetings while making a difference in the fight against cancer,” explained Dr. Wayne Hanson, president of the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division Board of Directors. “Sixty years ago, only one in five cancer patients survived; today, more than half of people with cancer will survive. Monies raised through the sale of holiday cards will fund cancer research, education, advocacy and services for people from all walks of life.”

The cards feature a number of traditional, contemporary, secular and religious styles, including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Afro-centric cards as well as a Spanish-language version. Cards are available for purchase now through Dec. 14, 2001. Companies and organizations wishing to imprint their cards must do so by Dec. 10. Boxes of 25 cards start at $23 per box. To order cards, please contact your local American Cancer Society office or call 1-800-ACS-2345.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Free cancer information is only a call or click away: 1-800-ACS-2345 or

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