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July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

I have been involved with the American Cancer Society for the last four years through Relay for Life. I have been so impressed with the services offered to cancer patients and their families through this organization. They help to make this terrrible disease a little easier to live with and are there to support the family if the cancer patient does not survive. Relay for Life is only a small part of the American Cancer Society but makes a huge impact on people. The Cancer Society provides many services to cancer patients along with a 24 hour hot line to help with any questions they might have. Also provides programs for prevention of cancer. My family supports The American Society to the fullest.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in the people involved with Relay for Life. I can see the difference this organization makes in the lives of many people with cancer and their families

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more people to see what a wonderful job the Cancer Society does and show the many programs that are out there for people

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting so many people involved with the American Cancer Society and all the wonderful people who Relay for Life. Seeing what a difference this can make in people's lives that have been touched by cancer

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring, understanding and dedicated to helping people with cancer and their families.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make such a difference in cancer research. We need to find the cure to stop this awful disease

Ways to make it better...

we could have raised more funds for the American Society to help with their very worthwhile programs

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting more people involved

One thing I'd also say is that...

the American Cancer Society does a great job making sure the money goes for research and programs and not for senseless things.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009

I have been a volunteer with ACS for over 5 years. They are one of the most caring organizations I have ever been involved with. Their spirit of giving and helping others and the community is unparalled. Every single staff member I have had the pleasure to work with has displayed such a passion for the fight against cancer. They are a true inspiration to me and it is why I have become more involved in the fight against cancer, and will remain passionate to find a cure in my lifetime.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the help received by friends who are currently fighting their own battle against cancer.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be overwhelmed and humbled.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sense of community and coming together for a common cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly amazing and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

increase the research grants and find a cure much quicker!

Ways to make it better...

we were much closer to a cure for cancer!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising funds for research and awareness on Capital Hill for legislation in the fight against cancer.

One thing I'd also say is that...

cancer sucks! It is a horrible disease, and we need to find a cure NOW! The ACS is a wonderful organization and I am very proud and honored to be a volunteer!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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July 28, 2009

I am a 11 year volunteer with the American Cancer Society and have been a relayer for 10 years. This has been a wonderful experience for me and has helped fulfill my need to help other people. This organization has so much to offer volunteers, cancer survivors and their families, education for businesses and their employees. I have volunteered in many of the different projects that this organization has to offer. I leave with such a great feeling knowing that what I have shared with others will make their life a little better and hopefully longer. I have never volunteered for any organization that I have enjoyed as much as American Cancer Society.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping my neighbor with cancer and her family by giving them educational materials, free wig, and Look Good Feel Better session.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to work for growth and encourage more people to learn what this organization is about.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to be part of a relay that is 1st in our state by having the most teams and raising the most money. My relay team has raised the most money for 4 years.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

have been very helpful, supportative, encouraging and allowing me to spread my wings for the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to provide it's services to many more people.

Ways to make it better...

I always like to be able to tell more people about American Cancer Scoiety

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Reaching more people that are in need of what we have to offer.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope this organization will continue to grow and be recognized for the great organization that it is.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 27, 2009

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July 27, 2009

The ACS is staff led and volunteer fueled. The training, motivation, drive for results, and passion for the cause is second to none from the top staffers to the lowest volunteer. My involvement with Relay For Life has become my life's passion. I believe we will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime. The ACS will be the decisive leader as we accomplish this goal!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...raising both awareness and funds.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...give the staff raises!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

...sharing the common goal to eliminate cancer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

...dedicated to the cause and united in the purpose.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...be 10 million bucks closer to finding a cure.

Ways to make it better...

...we could have saved my wife's life I would selfishly have benefitted more directly.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

...the competition for funds and the competition for people's time.

One thing I'd also say is that...

...I love this organization's goals and intentions!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 27, 2009

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July 27, 2009

I have volunteered with the ACS for 3 years via Relay for Life. I have also had experience with ACS as a caregiver of a loved one who passed away from cancer. To see the things that ACS does to commemorate those who have survived, remember those who have passed, and to give support to those who are fighting cancer never fails to move me to tears. Absolutely beautiful, and the success of Relay for Life is proof. On the downside, you have to remember that a non-profit is still a business. While I may not agree 100% with actions taken by our local ACS branch, they do have to operate lean and mean just like every other business. Sometimes it's difficult to separate.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

research, advocacy and community involvement.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

tighten the reins a little bit. Less extravagant training sessions, for example. Great to get people pumped up, but really pricey.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the survivors, meeting new people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and so very willing to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make another advance in the cancer field.

Ways to make it better...

ACS considers the committee true partners and treated us as such. Sometimes there is a vacuum of information.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the current state of the economy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 27, 2009

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July 27, 2009

The American Cancer Society gave me hope when I needed it most. I am a cancer survivor. The programs the ACS offers has helped many of my neighbors. One neighbor is a driver for the road to recovery program, it provides rides to treatments for cancer patients that have no way to get there. The ACS helped my good friend deal with her loss of her mother, she is giving back by leading up her local Look Good Feel Better progrom for breast cancer patients. If you've ever had a mammogram or a PSA test done-you can thank the ACS for funding that research. I have only great things to say about this non profit organization. I'm very proud to be part of such a dyanmic and caring group of staff and volunteers. Keep up the great work...and lets hope one day we put ACS out of business by finding a cure.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my every day life. I help to register all of our newly diagnosed cancer patients with the ACS, and provide them with the 1-800 #. I have see 1st hand caregivers find comfort at a local relay. I have seen the cancer prevention study in action localy

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

very proud to run such a great group of staff and volunteers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How is helps people find comfort & hope in very different ways. It might be sharing their story at a team rally, or getting fit for a prostetic breast or wig. Or listening to other men at Man to Man. I love seeing HOPE in people who have contacted ACS

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

empowered, passionate, educated, dedicated, friendly, caring, outstanding, supportive, hardworking, organized, good listeners, compassionate, and the best there is!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund several more investigators (researchers) you never know which one will be the one that discovers the cure!

Ways to make it better...

I would have know about all of the American Cancer Society's programs and services from the moment I heard the words "you have cancer."

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funding for research, cut backs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have volunteered for the ACS for more than 10 years and plan to continue to do all I can for this wonderful company.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 26, 2009

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July 26, 2009

Cancer touches us all. It seems to be the great equalizer. It is not prejudice. It matters not what is in your bank account, if you go to church,if you are ten or eighty. Twenty years ago our nephew lost his long hard battle. He was 12. Today, because of research, the survival rate of his cancer is 80%. The lives, the families, the communities will not be suffering from the loss. I envy them and I applaud the dedicated people who walk, who contribute, and who work on new ways to help prevent cancer, in all of it's henious forms.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our loved ones who are still here and the faith in those that are winning and loosing their bsttles. The hope the even if it does not come for them, someone some day will beat this evil

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The hope I see in the faces of the people who believe in this cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

inspiring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

march even further towards a cure.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

July 25, 2009

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July 25, 2009

I have been both a volunteer for the Amerinca Cancer Society and have used the services of the ACS when I was diagnosed with cancer. As a volunteer, I found that the American Cancer Society offers opportunities to match and utilize your interests and abilities in the Fight Against Cancer. The possibilities to participate are almost unlimited. The Americna Cance Society is also a good steward fo the funds received, with the large majority of the funds raised going to programs to benefit cancer patients and to prevent cancer.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own experience getting information and advice when I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. I was able to find treatment alternatives and ressure my family about the prognosis by using the resources founs on www.cancer.org

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire people with more bsiness experience in key metropolitan areas. These individuals would complement the dedicated Community Representatives who represent the ACS so well at the grass roots level.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that my involvement level could grow asn expand as much as I wanted it too. I don't belienve tht you can ever get bored working with the American Cacner Society because there are always new opportunities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truely dedicated to fighting and eliminatinng cancer and easing the burden of partients and their families.

Ways to make it better...

the local staff ran the organization more like the business that it is. There is no question about their dedicactio nto the Misison of the American Cancer Society. I beleive that they could achieve better results with more focus on the business aspects.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the competition with other non-profits for a diminished pool of funds in the current economy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 24, 2009

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July 24, 2009

This will be my third year as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. It is a fun organization to be part of, let alone rewarding! I currently am the co-chair of my local Relay for Life, a fundraising event in the spring. The kick-off for the event is a lap by the area's cancer suvivors - emotional!! I highly recommend getting involved: www.relayforlife.org

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community. Some of the funds we raised from the Relay for Life in 2008 went to sponsor local kids for R.O.C.K. Camp - a special camp in North Florida for children affected by cancer

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people I have met, both survivors and volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change your life... because everyone is affected by cancer in some way, unfortunately

Ways to make it better...

More People (individuals and businesses) from the Community were involved

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 24, 2009

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July 24, 2009

The American Cancer Society has helped my family in so many ways. It has also given us an opportunity to help fight cancer as volunteers and. The medicines developed by the research of this amazing organization have saved my uncle's life. Their different programs for cancer patients and their families have helped millions. I have participated in their Relay for Life event for four years. I love this event because it gives me a way to celebrate the survivors in my family, remember the ones I've lost to cancer and fight back against the disease. The American Cancer Society has given me the chance to take part in something that gives hope to millions and saves lives and I truly can't thank them enough for all they have done.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my relatives lives. My uncle's life was saved by the medicines developed by ACS and they provided support along the way when he was getting his cancer treatment.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to participate in Relay for Life. I get the chance to raise money so that others will someday never have to deal with cancer. I also enjoy being surrouned by people who have gone through the same things as me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

really helpful and friendly. They provided answers to all of my questions and they encouraged the entire community to join together and do something that would bring hope to so many people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve cancer survivor rates, bring hope to even more cancer patients and their families, help those who cannot afford treatment, and bring us one step closer to a cancer-free world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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