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Each year, ACS funds the most promising ideas in cancer research. About $100 million annually in extramural grants supports pioneering research across the cancer continuum. Unfortunately, many projects are left on the table when existing funds run out. Pay-If applications are research proposals that both serve our mission and meet our standard of excellence but remain unfunded due to budget constraints. We can ‘pay’ for these applications only ‘if’ additional funds become available.

All money raised during the evening's Hands Up for Hope will benefit the American Cancer Society's Pay-If Research Fund.

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