One Degree Campaign


We're all One Degree from cancer.

A family member. A friend. A child. We all know someone who has fought this disease, possibly even ourselves.

Cancer research saves lives, yet federal cancer research funding is dramatically lower than in 2003, adjusting for inflation.

The One Degree project is a massive public statement: we're all One Degree from cancer, and we're ready to end this disease.

Our task is big, and our ask is bold: By 2017, we want Congress to increase cancer research funding by $1 billion.

Prior to the launch of this campaign, federal cancer research funding was 26% lower than in 2003, adjusting for inflation.

Take Action

Photo of a woman participating in One Degree advocacy event

Sign the One Degree Petition

Share your One Degree — someone you know who's had cancer — and we'll assemble them all in a massive petition asking Congress to complete a $1 billion increase in cancer research funding.

Latest Updates

December 12, 2016

Posted in the Dec. 12th edition of the Haddam Now. Read full article -- Earlier this year, the president announced his intentions to redouble the rate of progress to find new treatments and cures for cancer through a National Cancer Moonshot. As a cancer survivor, I have

December 1, 2016

Volunteers delivered petitions to Speaker Ryan's Janesville office to ask for increased cancer research funding.

November 28, 2016

Janesville, Wisc. (Nov.21, 2016)— The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will drop off more than 7,000 petitions at the Janesville office of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to give voice to the urgent need to pass the 21st Century Cures bill and the Cancer Moonshot.

November 6, 2016

Posted in the Nov. 6th edition of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Read full article -- Each of us is only one degree from someone with cancer. We all know someone who’s battled this disease, and many of us have fought cancer ourselves. As a cancer