2016 RAISING HOPE FUNDING FOCUS:
Guests of the Seattle Hope Gala will
be asked to raise their paddles to support the American Cancer Society.
All funds donated to the 2016 Raising Hope Funding Focus will directly
provide services to underserved and unscreened, age eligible patients in
the Puget Sound.
Colon cancer is the second most
commonly diagnosed and second leading cause of cancer death in
Washington State. Regular screening for colon cancer can reduce the
number of deaths by at least 30 percent.
Unfortunately, a dramatic screening
gap exists between underserved populations and the general public (36%
vs 69% screening rates). This need has created an opportunity to remove
barriers and directly impact the unscreened population who are
underinsured or uninsured.
Funds raised at the Seattle Hope Gala will support closing the
colorectal cancer screening gap for the medically underserved with the
opportunity to provide services for up to 50,000 unscreened, age
eligible patients through Community Health Centers in the Puget Sound.
Raising Hope Donor Benefits Include (unless designated as anonymous):
Thank you for supporting the American
Cancer Society. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will
go directly to supporting the 80% by 2018 Initiative.
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Join us to help finish the fight.
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