img

Sign Up For Email Updates:

AICR Blog loading...
More from the blog »
WCRF/AICR
Global Network

Facts You Should Know

The American Institute for Cancer Research® is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization whose purpose is to provide funding support for research into the relationship between diet, nutrition and cancer and to expand consumer knowledge about the results of such research as it relates to cancer prevention and treatment in the United States and worldwide. Contributions to AICR are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, the Institute’s expenses totaled $25,105,050. Of that amount, 10% was spent directly in support of cancer research, and 55% of expenses went in support of the Institute’s public education programs in cancer prevention. Together, research and public education programs accounted for 65% of all expenditures by the Institute. Fundraising costs for the year were 22% of total expenses and 13% of expenses went to administrative costs.

Other agencies in cancer research traditionally have been committed to chemotherapy, radiation and surgery – areas other than nutrition.And, recent budgetary restrictions have further squeezed nutrition to the fringe of their priorities. AICR, which was founded in 1982, is one of the main funding organizations that focus specifically on issues of diet, nutrition and cancer.

Please let us send you a free copy of AICR’s latest Annual Report/Audited Financial Statements by writing to our headquarters:

AICR
1759 R Street NW
PO Box 97167,
Washington DC 20090–7167
(202) 600–3098

From time to time AICR rents or exchanges its list of supporters with other trusted organizations to benefit AICR’s programs and activities. If you do not wish to participate in AICR’s list rental or exchange activities, or if you wish to modify the frequency of future communications from AICR, please write us at our headquarters address above or complete the form at www.aicr.org/optout.

  • Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL–FREE (800) 435–7352. Registration #CH487.
  • Maryland: documents and information submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, or 1–800–825–4510.
  • Mississippi: the official registration and financial information of AICR may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1–888–236–6167.
  • New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504–6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp.htm#charity. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.
  • New York: New York residents may also obtain a copy of AICR’s Annual Report by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
  • North Carolina: FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION AND A COPY OF ITS LICENSE ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE STATE SOLICITATION LICENSING BRANCH AT 1–888–830–4989.
  • Pennsylvania: official registration and financial information of American Institute for Cancer Research may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732–0999.
  • Virginia: Virginia residents may obtain a Financial Statement from the Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218, 1–804–786–1343.
  • Washington: Washington State residents may obtain financial information from the Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504–0422, 1–800–332–4483.
  • West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the West Virginia Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. REGISTRATION WITH ANY STATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

Single copies of the following brochures and health aids designed to provide reliable, understandable information on diet, nutrition and cancer are available free by writing to AICR’s national headquarters:

American Institute for Cancer Research,
PO Box 97167
Washington, DC 20090–7167

Cancer Research Grants – Food, Physical Activity, Weight and Colon Cancer – Cancer Information: Where to Find Help – Nutrition during Cancer Treatment – Nutrition and the Cancer Survivor – Surviving Cancer with Physical Activity – Nutrition After Fifty – Kids Coloring Recipe Book – The Facts About Cancer: Facts vs. Fears – The Facts About Fiber – The Facts About Fats – The Facts About Supplements – The Facts About Alcohol – The Facts About Red Meat and Processed Meat – The Facts About Inflammation – Don’t Let It Happen: Preventing Obesity in Adulthood – More Food, Fewer Calories – Reducing Your Risk of Skin Cancer – Reducing Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer – Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer – Reducing Your Risk of Prostate Cancer – Reduce Your Risk of Oral and Esophageal Cancers – Guide to Storing Fresh Produce magnet – Breast Self-Examination Stickers – Testicular Self-Exam Shower Card – Breast Self-Exam Shower Card – Body Mass Index Slide Chart – Phyto-meter Slide Chart – Jar Gripper – Stick With It: Calendar Stickers and Log Book For Physical Activity – Nutrition Guide to Beans – Your AICR Vegetable and Fruit Diary – Tape Measure – Herb and Spice Wheel – Guide to Nutrition Facts – New American Plate Portion Guide – Homemade for Health – Quick and Healthy Recipes for Lower Cancer Risk: Spring – Quick and Healthy Recipes for Lower Cancer Risk: Summer – Quick and Healthy Recipes for Lower Cancer Risk: Winter – AICR Hotline Sponge – Rainbow Recipe Bookmarks – The New American Plate Shopping Guide – AICR Cancer Risk Meter – My Cancer Prevention Planner – More Flavor, Less Time: Quick Cooking for Lower Cancer Risk – Guide to Healthy Dining Out – A Closer Look at Nutrigenomics – The New American Plate – One-Pot Meals – Veggies – Comfort Foods – Breakfast – Beans and Whole Grains – Fruits & Desserts – Weight Loss – Serving Size Finder – New American Plate poster – New American Plate magnet – New American Plate coasters – Guidelines for Cancer Prevention – 10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk – Reach Your Healthy Weight for Life – Eat Well for Life – Move More for Life – Breastfeeding for Cancer Prevention – Guarding Against Cancer – Guidelines for Cancer Prevention magnet – Start Where You Are – Keep It Up – Mix It Up – The Cancer Fighters in Your Food.

AICR provides a number of services that you can receive free at home or in your local area including the AICR newsletter, educational brochures, nutrition counseling, cancer information and referral, and from time to time educational seminars. If you would like more information on programs please call 1–800–843–8114 or or browse this website.

This year more than 1.5 million Americans will develop cancer. Every 57 seconds someone dies of cancer in America. This year that would total almost 600,000 people who will die of the disease. One out of every four deaths is directly related to cancer, the top killer of Americans under age 85. Decades of research have shown that our risk of developing cancer is directly related to what we eat and how much we move. Simply eating a healthy diet, getting daily physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight could cut overall risk of cancer by about one-third and – for many cancers – by much more. Risk of colon cancer, for example, could be lowered by as much as 45 percent. AICR’s ongoing research and education mission and our commitment to taking action on what we know represent one of the most significant hopes for reducing the cancer burden in America.

Published on April 1, 2013

Questions: Ask Our Staff

Talk to us!

Our planned giving staff is
here to help you!

Richard Ensminger

Richard K. Ensminger

Director of Planned Giving

Ann Wrenshall Worley

Ann Wrenshall Worley

Assistant Director of Planned Giving

Call Us: (800) 843-8114

Send us a note