Meet the Participating Advocacy Groups

Learn more about the organizations who are leading the fight against
cancer through education, research, and support services.

Actions you take on this website – sharing information, testing your I-O knowledge by taking the I Know I-O Quiz, raising a flag, and sending an eCard will help the advocacy group you choose earn points.


We’ll regularly give the advocacy group with the most points the
recognition they deserve by spotlighting them on our website and in
social media.



Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF)

Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF)

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation’s goal is to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease.

AIM at Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma is globally engaged and locally invested in advancing the battle against melanoma through innovative research, legislative reform, education, and patient and caregiver support.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand

The mission of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

American Brain Tumor Association

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association provides comprehensive resources to support the needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers and funds critical research in the pursuit of discovering breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment, and care.

American Lung Association

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For more than 110 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

BCAN seeks to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

CancerCare

CancerCare

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare® services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute is dedicated to the advancement of immunotherapy for all types of cancer. It raises funds and offers research grants to scientists worldwide, and connects patients with cancer immunotherapy clinical trials and with other patients and caregivers considering treatment with I-O.

Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global nonprofit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club, hospital partners, and satellite locations. Together, CSC’s in-person services, toll-free Cancer Support Helpline®, online educational materials and new digital platform provide more than $50 million each year in free support services to patients and families. CSC also operates research and policy institutes that elevate the patient’s voice and experience.

Caring Ambassadors Program

Caring Ambassadors Program

To improve the lives of patients and communities by empowering and educating them to be advocates for their own health.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Colorectal Cancer Alliance

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s mission is to empower a nation of allies who work with us to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventative measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

Debbie’s Dream Foundation

Debbie’s Dream Foundation

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer

With thousands of advocates across the country, Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for the second-leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States. As the leading advocacy group, Fight Colorectal Cancer helps cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones ensure their voices are heard at home and on Capitol Hill.

Gastric Cancer Foundation

Gastric Cancer Foundation

Through education, research and advocacy, Gastric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by stomach cancer and to working with leading researchers to find a cure.

Global Liver Institute

Global Liver Institute

The Global Liver Institute is the only non-profit to address patient-defined challenges in all forms of liver disease across the globe. The Global Liver Institute seeks to prioritize liver health on the global public health agenda commensurate with its prevalence and impact, and does so by changing the culture and conversation around liver health, expanding the stakeholders engaged, and redesigning health research and delivery systems.

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, a premier nonprofit cancer organization, is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors through organized and strategic alliances with all stakeholders. The united and collaborative efforts focus on prevention, early detection, advocacy, patient services, awareness, education, and research.

International Myeloma Foundation

International Myeloma Foundation

The International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) conducts basic clinical and translational research to improve outcomes in myeloma, and to provide scientifically valid and critically appraised consensus opinions on the diagnosis and treatment of myeloma and related disorders. The IMF provides myeloma patient support and education through Patient & Family Seminars, an extensive library of print and digital resources, and a trained InfoLine staff.

Kidney Cancer Association

Kidney Cancer Association

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is the world's first international charitable organization dedicated specifically to the eradication of death and suffering from renal cancers. KCA educates families and physicians, and serves as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels in the United States and globally.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. As the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers, LLS funds research to advance more breakthrough therapies, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients and survivors. LLS is truly making someday, today, for blood cancer patients.

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is one of the nation’s leading and highest-rated non-profit health organizations that empowers a vibrant and caring community by helping people navigate the paths of early detection, diagnosis, treatment and long-term survival through support programs, awareness campaigns, advocacy efforts and science and research partnerships.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) is dedicated to the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science. To accomplish this, LCFA works to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

LUNGevity

LUNGevity

LUNGevity, the leading national lung cancer-focused nonprofit, is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support, and education for all those living with the disease.

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer.

Melanoma International Foundation

Melanoma International Foundation

The Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) seeks to develop personalized strategies with patients so they may live longer, better lives. The MIF envisions a future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally.

Melanoma Research Alliance

Melanoma Research Alliance

The Melanoma Research Alliance is dedicated to ending suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

Melanoma Research Foundation

Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation leads the fight to transform melanoma into one of the most treatable cancers through research, education, and advocacy.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

As a patient-founded organization, we stand together with those who are battling multiple myeloma — patients, families, physicians, researchers, and investors. At the same time, we stand apart with our innovative approach. We are the ones who generate, interpret, and activate the largest collection of high-quality data, accessible to all. We are the ones who orchestrate the people, the programs, and the technologies necessary to speed the discovery of a cure – for every patient.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is dedicated to advocating for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.

National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

Fueled by passion and urgency, NKF is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney diseases. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education, and accelerating change.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.

Say YES to HOPE

Say YES to HOPE

To provide education, awareness, and support as well as to deLIVER HOPE to those who are affected by cancers of the liver. Knowing that there are options and that you are not alone helps patients and their families "Say YES to Hope."

St. Baldrick's Foundation

St. Baldrick's Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, generates awareness, educates the public on cancer prevention, and helps more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.

Urology Care Foundation

Urology Care Foundation

The Urology Care Foundation is the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation – and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. The Foundation partners with physicians, researchers, health care professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological diseases through research and education.

 

AIM at Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma is globally engaged and locally invested in advancing the battle against melanoma through innovative research, legislative reform, education, and patient and caregiver support.

American Brain Tumor Association

American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association provides comprehensive resources to support the needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers and funds critical research in the pursuit of discovering breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment, and care.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)

BCAN seeks to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute is dedicated to the advancement of immunotherapy for all types of cancer. It raises funds and offers research grants to scientists worldwide, and connects patients with cancer immunotherapy clinical trials and with other patients and caregivers considering treatment with I-O.

Caring Ambassadors Program

Caring Ambassadors Program

To improve the lives of patients and communities by empowering and educating them to be advocates for their own health.

Debbie's Dream Foundation

Debbie's Dream Foundation

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

Gastric Cancer Foundation

Gastric Cancer Foundation

Through education, research and advocacy, Gastric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by stomach cancer and to working with leading researchers to find a cure.

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, a premier nonprofit cancer organization, is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors through organized and strategic alliances with all stakeholders. The united and collaborative efforts focus on prevention, early detection, advocacy, patient services, awareness, education, and research.

Kidney Cancer Association

Kidney Cancer Association

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is the world's first international charitable organization dedicated specifically to the eradication of death and suffering from renal cancers. KCA educates families and physicians, and serves as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels in the United States and globally.

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is one of the nation’s leading and highest-rated non-profit health organizations that empowers a vibrant and caring community by helping people navigate the paths of early detection, diagnosis, treatment and long-term survival through support programs, awareness campaigns, advocacy efforts and science and research partnerships.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) is dedicated to the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science. To accomplish this, LCFA works to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with up-to-date information about this type of cancer. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer.

Melanoma Research Alliance

Melanoma Research Alliance

The Melanoma Research Alliance is dedicated to ending suffering and death due to melanoma by collaborating to accelerate powerful research, advance cures for all patients, and prevent more melanomas.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

As a patient-founded organization, we stand together with those who are battling multiple myeloma — patients, families, physicians, researchers, and investors. At the same time, we stand apart with our innovative approach. We are the ones who generate, interpret, and activate the largest collection of high-quality data, accessible to all. We are the ones who orchestrate the people, the programs, and the technologies necessary to speed the discovery of a cure – for every patient.

National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

Fueled by passion and urgency, NKF is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney diseases. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education, and accelerating change.

Say YES to HOPE

Say YES to HOPE

To provide education, awareness, and support as well as to deLIVER HOPE to those who are affected by cancers of the liver. Knowing that there are options and that you are not alone helps patients and their families "Say YES to Hope."

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, generates awareness, educates the public on cancer prevention, and helps more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.