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American Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer. ACCO came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. They are strong advocates for their families in Washington D.C., they produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and they have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities.
Lung Cancer Alliance are the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for the disease. Their mission ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support. Their vision is to reduce lung cancer mortality by at least 50% by 2020. Founded in 1995, their first priority and founding hallmark is to meet the needs of lung cancer patients and those at risk. As the largest lung cancer advocacy organization in the world, they work tirelessly to improve outcomes, eliminate stigma and secure public health research dollars.
The Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation (EIN 86-0947831). They are the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing screening rates and survivorship. Ask the hundreds of thousands of people they help each year and they will tell you they are an active, caring community. They know first-hand how devastating this cancer can be. They also know it doesn’t have to be this way.
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. The MRF is an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. The MRF's website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America ( ADAA ) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders. They promote prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
Diabetes Hands Foundation is a non-profit organization that connects, engages, and empowers people touched by diabetes. Their vision is to make a world where people with diabetes and their loved ones do not fee alone; understand and manage a life with diabetes; and work together towards a better future.
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Their vision is to enhance the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease.
The Ellie Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fights breast cancer and eases its effects on patients and families by providing transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries, and nutritious prepared/delivered meals free of charge to hundreds of women and family members across Massachusetts each year.