Hawai’i Pacific (West Region)
The American Cancer Society Hawai’i Pacific works to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer in communities across the state of Hawai’i and in Guam.
The Hawai’i Pacific offices are a part of the West Region which serves the needs in communities across Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California.
Nationwide we are a community-based voluntary health organization whose mission is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
History & Offices:
The American Cancer Society Hawai’i Pacific, Inc. was incorporated in Hawai’i in September 1959. The Hawai’i Pacific Headquarters is located in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Four field offices are located in the state of Hawai’i–one each on Hawai’i Island (located in Hilo, serving the entire island), O’ahu, Kaua’i and Maui (serving Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i), and one office located in Guam.
About the Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community.
For the first time in history, cancer incidence rates are on a decline. With your help, we will continue to make progress toward a cure by fighting cancer on all fronts! Below are just a few examples of how we are making an impact in our communities:
- Helping you stay well by taking steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it is most treatable. We offer tips, tools, and online resources to help you live a healthy lifestyle to reduce your cancer risk, and we help you understand what cancer screenings are right for you.
- Helping you get well by being in your corner around the clock and guiding you through every step of the cancer experience. We provide information to help you and your loved ones make decisions about care, help you find moral support from others who have faced cancer, and offer free services like transportation to and from cancer treatment or a free place to stay while receiving treatment far from home.
- Finding cures by funding and conducting groundbreaking research into cancer’s causes, cures, and treatments. As the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States, having spent more than $3.4 billion on cancer research since 1946, we’ve played a role in nearly every major cancer breakthrough in recent history.
- Fighting back by working with lawmakers everywhere to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities around the globe to join our fight.
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