Our organization appreciates all of the donations and support we've received from the American Samoa community, businesses, and our off-island partners. Continuing our programs requires that we come together and work toward our common goals, and our donors are an important part in what keeps us able to accomplish our good work. If you'd like to lend a hand through a generous donation, and we're not asking only for large donations, any donation is appreciated, be it monetary or provision of a service, or a bequest for a specific project or program.
Helping can be as simple as contacting us and volunteering, but how you can help and volunteer your time and energy isn't limited to only ASCCC projects and programs. Become an active member of your community and help others in need.
I know someone with cancer and I don't know what to do?
We run cancer support groups for people who are dealing with cancer, either as patients, survivors, or a close friend or family member. The emotional stresses of cancer from the diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond can be very hard on just about anybody. Joining a support group can help you learn how to talk to others about your situation and eventually help you deal with it.
Cancer awareness, prevention, and education are important aspects of our organization's mission. Cancer awareness leads to greater levels of prevention through community outreach and education efforts that encourage men and women in at-risk categories to consider and enact early cancer detection in their health care programs. Through our partnerships with the LBJ Medical Center and the American Samoa Department of Health, we've worked to promote, expand and build confidence in the ability of our health care facilities to scan for and detect cancers early when they are most treatable.
Comprehensive Cancer Control is defined by the Centers for Disease and Control as "an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation."
This plan will be used as a guide to how American Samoa approaches cancer priorities in the territory and it involves a diverse group of stakeholders who must coordinate their efforts to implement such a plan. Currently, this project is being funded by the CDC and administered by the American Samoa Department of Health. Implementation efforts are being made by the Coalition and updates are communicated at every Coalition meeting.
American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition • P.O. Box 1716 • Pago Pago • American Samoa 96799
Phone: (684) 633-4589 | Fax: (684) 633-4340 | Contact Us