Community Involvement


What is Richmond Cattle Baron's Ball?

-          The Cattle Baron's Ball is the American Cancer Society's signature western event with more than 50 Cattle Baron events nationwide. The Richmond Cattle Baron's Ball is a Western themed gala and is a premier event in the Richmond area. With the help of Haley Automotive Group and other generous sponsors, we are thrilled to bring this signature western event to Richmond, Virginia!



The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly two million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.

Here are just a few examples of how the American Cancer Society worked toward achieving our mission in Virginia.

Finding Cancer's Causes and Cures
• As of January 2022, the American Cancer Society is currently funding cancer research grants totaling more than $6.9 million in the state of Virginia
• Here are the current researchers the American Cancer Society is funding in the state of Virginia
Luke Wilkins, MD
University of Virginia
Preclinical Transarterial Embolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Roger Abounader, MD, PhD

University of Virginia
Institutional Research Grant

David Gewirtz, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Institutional Research Grant

Senthil K. Radhakrishnan, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Understanding and Targeting Nrf1 Pathway in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

Brian Cassel, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Population-based Study of Palliative
Care Access, Impact, and Disparities

Vanessa Sheppard, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Improving Communication and Adherence in Black Breast Cancer Survivors

Renfeng Li, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Caspase Modulation of the m6A RNA-modification Pathway in EBV Replication

Roger Anderson, PhD

University of Virginia
Effects of Mammography Center
Policy and Practice on Uptake and

Anthony Faber, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University
Amplified MYCN Drives a Ferroptotic Vulnerability in Neuroblastoma

Michael E. Engel, MD, PhD

University of Virginia
Role of the FGI1-LSD1 Repressor Complex in T-AL/L

Helping Cancer Patients Access Care
• Provided more than 6,000 rides to treatment and other cancer-related appointments in Virginia through our Road to Recovery program

• Provided more than 4,350 free nights at our Hope Lodge communities, and more than 700 free or reduced nights with our hotel partners in Virginia, saving more than $750,000

• Our patient navigators helped guide more than 650 newly diagnosed, underserved cancer patients to overcome barriers to care

Supporting Cancer Survivors
• Helped more than 800 women manage appearance-related side effects of treatment

• Provided more than 1,500 special kits of tailored information and resources for newly diagnosed patients

• Provided more than 450 wigs to cancer patients
Offering Information and Education

Offering Information and Education
• Our website,, had more than 1,576,800 visits from residents in Virginia and provided the latest, most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer

• Our 24/7/365 helpline handled more than 7,000 calls and live chats from residents in Virginia seeking support, information, and resources
Providing Leadership and Education for the Health Care Community

• Worked with more than 68 Virginia health care systems to help more people prevent cancer or find it early, provide patient and provider education, and improve care

Fighting Cancer through Public Policy

Why become a Corporate Partner?

·         Positioning yourself as a partner of the American Cancer Society - the largest and most respected voluntary health organization in the United States - will bolster your company's reputation and demonstrate your commitment to serving the community.

o    79 cents of every donor dollar is invested back into the mission of the organization

o    74% of consumers are likely to support a sponsor associated with a charity like the American Cancer Society

o    The American Cancer Society has a 98% recognition rate among Americans

o    Americans believe cancer is the single most important health problem they face

Your contributions at work in Virginia*

·     The Society provided information, direction and programs to more than 4,249 Virginians

·     7,387 rides to treatment for patients facing transportation challenges

·     829 nights of lodging for patients getting treatment far from home

·     13 prevention and early detection grants to help improve the health of our communities

·     Strategic partnerships with more than 150 health systems and organizations to improve the health of our communities and help people facing cancer

·     Over $417 million in active research funding across the country which benefits people in Virginia and beyond

·     $11.2 million in active cancer research funding at Virginia institutions like VCU and UVA