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Supporting the Fight against Cancer

At Nationwide Automated Systems, Inc., we are dedicated to supporting individuals affected by cancer and the researchers working to help them. Fortunately, there is a wide array of charities applying themselves to this cause, which can sometimes make the process of selecting an organization to fund a little overwhelming. Here, we’ve compiled a short list of the cancer charities that have received consistently high ratings for their dedication, efficiency, and effective budgeting.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation maintains the unusual distinction of channeling more than 90 percent of their donations towards either awareness programs or research. It has received a top rating by the philanthropic evaluation group Charity Navigator for nearly a decade, and maintains an “A+” rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has been lauded for its success in fostering collaborative rather than competitive research in the scientific community.

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national foundation that oversees operations for the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest research collaboration. The money that CureSearch raises goes directly to more than 175 affiliated research hospitals throughout the United States to help them conduct clinical trials under the auspices of the National Cancer Institute. CureSearch obtains funds via private foundations, individuals, corporations, and special sponsored events. Contributions to CureSearch have become increasingly vital since federal funding for children’s cancer research, which has flagged for the past decade, was recently cut by another five percent.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation features an aggressive funding and research model designed to accelerate drug development for treatment of multiple myeloma. By producing widely collaborative efforts across a diverse portfolio of partners, the foundation has produced an impressive number of breakthrough results. The data obtained is uploaded immediately to a globally accessible portal to hasten its dispersion to scientists around the world. Recent innovations catalyzed by the foundation include the sequencing of the entire multiple myeloma gene by a panel of its research partners, producing information critical in identifying new treatments.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation takes a triple approach to its eponymous mission, comprised of education, research, and community outreach. Prevent Cancer funds 440 fellowships and grants in the field of detection and prevention, and has established numerous programs around the United States advocating screening techniques. The Prevent Cancer Foundation has also proven highly successful in its vigorous promotion of healthy lifestyle choices as a preventative measure against cancer.

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