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September 19, 2024
The Italian Center of Stamford, Stamford


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American Cancer Society funded researchers have contributed to nearly every major cancer research breakthrough, including the first ever successful chemotherapy treatment. We cannot afford to lose progress. All money raised during the evening’s Hands Up for Hope will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Pay-If Research Fund.

Maurizio Paniccia

Principal, MP Construction, LLC

Event Co-Chair


Adam Cognetta

Managing Director, Capital Equities Group

Event Co-Chair

Our Mission

Mission Funding: Pay-If Research

Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has supported researchers at pivotal points in their career – to give them the support they need to keep great research going or to take their ideas from dream to reality. The American Cancer Society is proud to have helped more than 24,000 investigators make important advances in prevention, early detection, treatment, and care for those with cancer. In fact, 50 of those investigators have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, considered the highest accolade any scientist can receive. As the largest private not-for-profit, non-governmental funder of cancer research in the US, the American Cancer Society has played a role in many of the major cancer research breakthroughs of the last century.

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Our Impact

110 Years

For more than 10 decades, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to pursing better outcomes for every cancer, every life. Today, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, but there is still work to be done. Join us, support us, and help us end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

$ 6.9 B

towards cancer research

68 %
Survival Rate

increase in five-year survival rate for all cancers combined

50.8 M
Saving Lives

lives touched in 2022

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