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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
July 23, 2009

What is the best gift you can get on your birthday? News that your daughter will be graduating from high school. What is the worst gift you can get on your birthday? News that you have breast cancer! Those were both gifts to me on my 46th birthday. I left my Doctor's office and immediately went across the street to the American Cancer Society office and asked for help. First came the brochures, then a visit by a Reach to Recovery volunteer, the wigs, airline coupons so I could return home on weekends while undergoing radiation treatment on another island, laughter and tears all through my challenge. Six years later when I was diagnosed with colon cancer, again I went to my friends at the ACS office and received the support I needed. In 5 years when skin cancer popped up, you know where I went - to ACS, of course. They have "had my back all the way" to quote a popular saying, and I appreciate it. ACS has given to me and I have had the opportunity to give back by being a RTR volunteer beginning in 1987, and then receiving the honor of being selected as a Hero of Hope for 2009. How tremendous!

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

how it offers help and hope to breast cancer patients.

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

it always supportive, with both materials (bras, etc) and moral support.

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

absolutely wonderful in all aspects of care.

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

up the fight against all cancers bringing about a cure sooner.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a Reach to Recovery volunteer, and trainer.