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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
July 22, 2009

My commitment to the American Cancer Society has spanned nearly 3 decades. Over that time, remarkable advancements have been made that were a direct result of the work of the American Cancer Society and it's thousands of volunteers. Advances like more lives saved because of better cancer fighting drugs and early detection of cancers. More children are surviving cancer because of better treatments developed through ACS funded research. More people live in smokefree cities and work in smokefree worksites because of the Society's advocacy efforts and the volunteers who tirelessly devote their time to clearing the air. Through research, advocacy, patient services and education the American Cancer Society is helping people live longer and more healthy lives. When my grandmother died from breast cancer in the early '80's, there was little help for her. Now, because of the American Cancer Society, people have the help, support and reassurance that the ACS is there, fighting for them and helping them get better. I'm an ACS lifer!

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

my community, state and throughout the nation.

Ways to make it better...

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

step up the urgency even more than it already is.

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

seeing the passionate volunteers and staff in action. They work with urgency to find a cure and help cancer survivors and their caregivers live a higher quality of life.

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

passionate and committed to finding a cure in our lifetime!

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

educate a nation about how important prevention is to curing most cancers.

Ways to make it better...

more people would volunteer their time to help.

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

political agendas that don't support preventative health.

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

volunteering and working for the American Cancer Society is a gift one gives themselves. I believe everyone involved gets more from their experience with the ACS than what they give.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I have helped in all areas - education, patient services, fundraising, and advocacy.