American Cancer Society / Relay for Life
50 N. Hill Ave.99 S. Lake Ave Ste#400
Pasadena, CA 91101
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The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 by 10 doctors and 5 laypeople in New York City. It was called the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC). At that time, a cancer diagnosis meant certain death. Doctors sometimes did not tell their patients they had cancer, and patients often did not tell their friends and families that they had been diagnosed with it.
The Society’s founders knew they had to raise public awareness about cancer if progress was to be made against this disease. Despite the enormity of their task, our founders and their colleagues were determined to help educate the public on cancer.
Today, the Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser of the ACS.