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LIVESTRONG Foundation
July 27, 2009

Having an opportunity to volunteer for LAF has touched my life in a more ways than I'd ever imagined it would. I started volunteering here as a way to honor my parents, who I lost to cancer, and also to give back to others affected by the disease. What I didn't know at the time, was what a missing piece of the puzzle that the LAF provides to those dealing with cancer! More than just raising money to help in the fight against cancer, they provide some outstanding resources globally to those affected by cancer who need extra support to deal with the disease and also for health professionals to improve their service to the cancer community. They've played a huge role in destigmatizing the disease and putting a spotlight on how great life can be after fighting cancer and winning through their survivorship outreach. Besides this, they are currently working to organize a global summit with professionals from all across the world, where people can join forces and broaden the fight against cancer in even the most remote locations. It is so inspiring to know that I am part of this cause! It is obvious when you enter the Livestrong headquarters how genuinely passionate everyone who works here is about their role. As a weekly concierge volunteer, I know that I am ultimately making a HUGE difference in the lives of others. I actually get a little choked up when thinking about it sometimes, because if it weren't for the LAF, there would be a lot of people left feeling helpless in their fight against cancer. I am excited to see how far reaching their impact will be in the future, and how much it will surely prove to change the direction of thousands and thousands of people's lives in years to come!

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

I was able to pass along their Livestrong Guidebook and catalog of resources to a friend. This guidebook is such a helpful tool to organize everything a cancer patient goes through from dignoses to after treatment. She was so thankful! What a great tool!

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

knowing the little things I do there make a difference on a global scale. I love knowing I am part of changing the world!

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

one of a kind and truly dedicated to their mission...a fun bunch of people too!

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

use every last dime to provide services to more people here in the US and in more places that could benefit globally.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I've helped do work for the LAF Global Cancer Summit,Livestrong Challenge fundraising, Internal administrative tasks.