Amercan Cancer Society
Sparkles & Spurs November 9, 2024 Evansville

Mission Moment

This year’s Evansville Cattle Baron’s Ball Paddle Raise will support American Cancer Society’s Health Equity initiative to break down the barriers to care that impact many in our community.

Health Equity

Cancer affects everyone but not equally. Many barriers can impact a person’s ability to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer, with racism and discrimination making it even more difficult to address social determinants of health. A person’s quality of life and cancer outcomes can be determined by their ZIP code, education, income, access to health care and healthy and affordable foods, and other variables outside their control. These barriers are deeply rooted, long-standing inequities at all levels of society that will take an intentional effort to address for equitable cancer outcomes.

To ACS, and its non-profit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the ACS Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN℠), health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are the only organization improving the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Every cancer. Every life.