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Organization Name:American Cancer Society

Website: http://www.cancer.org

Founded: Dallas, TX



The ACS is a clearinghouse for charities and services available to cancer patients and their families.  When you call toll-free, 1-800-227-2345, you will speak to a Cancer Info Specialist (in Texas).  This operator takes your zip code, type of cancer, age, and the specific request for the type of assistance you need:  rent, utilities, mortgage, medical co-pays, clothing, rides (with 5 day advance notice), wigs, prosthesis, meals, child care, etc  and will redirect you to the  local organizations in your state or area for that assistance.

  • Free Wigs/Headwear by donation only and in limited supply.  A headwear coordinator will contact you to make an appointment to meet at a local location (usually a hairdresser or wig store) to try on and select a free headwear option. 
  • ACS gives no direct financial grants or services to patients or local cancer charities.  The service is impersonal and cold considering the subject matter and the perception of this organization.


Contact Information:

1-800-227-2345