Mothers of the Year Award Luncheon 2020
Thank you for your interest in the Mothers of the Year Award Luncheon and supporting the American Cancer Society in our mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead the Fight in a World Without Cancer. As a scientific evidence-based organization, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 and our #1 priority is the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff, guests and especially those with compromised immune systems and currently battling cancer. After much consideration by senior leadership at the American Cancer Society, our Co-Chairs and honorees, we have decided to host the event virtually on October 19, 2020 from 11:30am-12:30pm EST.
Cancer does not stop and neither do we in the fight to find a cure. Those affected by cancer are counting on us regardless of the circumstances. It is for that reason, we are committed to continuing our mission by rerouting quickly to keep raising funds for research and mission priorities for those who need it the most: our patients, caregivers, families, and volunteers.
Please continue to check back for more updates and we hope you can join us in the fall!
The American Cancer Society's Cancer Research Funding Crisis
The American Cancer Society is the largest private, nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States. Our researchers and scientists have been part of almost every major cancer discovery. The work of our organization and researchers is also widely cited - impacting not only the work we fund, but also the research of other scientists around the world.
For the first time since 1946 – when our research program began - the American Cancer Society research budget is in jeopardy. Deep cuts in our research funding could mean a generation of cancer research lost. A lack of funding could deter early-stage investigators from the cancer research field. For cancer patients this could be devastating and life threatening.
What else is at risk? Better understanding health disparities, what causes them, and how to decrease them. This year alone the American Cancer Society is slated to fund nearly 60 health equity research grants. We can’t stop now. In fact we need to do more. We are fighting for a future where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to survive cancer.
As we lean into this crisis, we must share our commitment to raising the funding required to save a generation of research and to ensure ALL cancer patients have a fighting chance.
Updates as of Tuesday, August 18, 2020.