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Cancer Survivors Unite
July 14, 2009

This is an outstanding organization that provides support for young cancer survivors in the form of an outlet through which its members can interact with others who have had similar, life-altering experiences. The group holds many different fundraisers and events that bring everyone together, such as car washes, frisbee golf, river rafting, and trips to various sporting events. CSU offers a great environment for those whose lives have been affected by cancer to be surrounded by others who can relate to their experiences. The group's website offers links to many other useful resources for cancer survivors, in addition to a message board for members to more easily stay in contact. The president of CSU, Tanya, is very dedicated to the cause of making this the very best organization it can be. As a result, it continues to grow bigger and bigger, allowing more lives that have been touched by cancer to be positively impacted.

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

the way that it continues to grow. I read the statements made by various members in the newsletter, which make it clear just how important it is for them to have a group they can turn to like Cancer Survivors Unite.

Ways to make it better...

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

probably maintain the current course that it's on. The group has grown by leaps and bounds since I first became involved, and hopefully it will continue to grow so it reaches my current location on the west coast.

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

the fact that I'm able to contribute to a worthwhile cause.

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

friendly and passionate about the organization and its cause. I haven't had the chance to meet many other volunteers since I moved across the country, but I can tell how caring and dedicated they are by the emails they send and articles I read about them

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

drastically expand its reach and improve the quality of life for a countless number of young adult cancer survivors.

Ways to make it better...

I hadn't relocated so far away from where the group is based. However, I still try to help out in any way I can, and keep in touch through e-mail and by reading the literature that they send out.

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

probably financing the various events and activities, given the current economic climate. They've done a good job so far, though, and will hopefully continue to have successful fundraisers.

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

I really like the fact that CSU allows anyone to become involved, no matter how much time or in what capacity they are able to contribute. This allowed me to finally volunteer for something no matter how busy I may be or wherever I happen to be living.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped by doing advertising research, donating money, and other miscellaneous duties to assist in the growth of the organization.