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Organization Name:American Cancer Society


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.

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