Sponsors and ticket holders alike will spend the day operating construction equipment to benefit the American Cancer Society and help the more than 10 million people living with cancer today. As part of this year’s event we will be doing local outreach to children who have been diagnosed with or affected by cancer in Northern Nevada. With your support, these families will be able to attend the Big Dig.
As you know, cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and services provided by ACS help combat the cancer burden for patients as well as their families and caregivers. Your support will help us meet our goal and reach as many people as we can.
The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. We are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades. Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us!
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era with more people surviving cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
Our mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, & lead the fight for a world without cancer.