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Cancer Action, Inc.
June 22, 2011

I have been both a client and a volunteer at Cancer Action. My journey with the organization began with my breast cancer diagnosis at 43. Cancer Action provided me with a wig, in-dwelling cath supplies, and emotional support. I was fortunate to have excellent insurance and wonderful friends and family, who could take me to appointments, etc. so I did not need to utilize Cancer Action's programs such as prescriptions aid and transportation. Shortly after finishing treatment, I began volunteering with Cancer Action, mainly with PC support (logging volunteer supplies and hours, entering clients, etc.). The organization is a group of remarkable people, consisting of both employees and volunteers. They provide hugely needed support and services and do so with compassion, friendship and humor. I have never met a more remarkable group of women as the ones I "work" for at Cancer Action. I am a better, more richly developed, and happier person for my association with them.

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I began my association as a client then as a volunteer, so I have experienced the organization from all angles.

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I would have them better known so they would have adequate incoming resources to be able to expand and reach all the cancer clients they need to.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help with the database, entering information on clients, donations, volunteers, etc.