Day 8: American Cancer Society

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, about 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

The American Cancer Society continues to offer free assistance to families in greater Columbus. The Society's Franklin County Patient Navigator helps families find local assistance with bills, medication, treatment, insurance, classes, prostheses, transportation and childcare. We also work with local hotels to provide free accommodations to patients and families receiving cancer treatment in Columbus. In addition, the American Cancer Society funds cancer research grants at Ohio State University.

To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit

About the series

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