AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
July 28, 2009
I have been involved with the ACS and their signature event for 10 years. As a 2 time Cancer survivor, I have been touched in more ways than one. As a survivor, I have found that there are many resources available to myself and families when they are first diagnosed with cancer as well as continuing forward after remission or cure through the ACS. I have also benefited from being involved and helping others become more aware of what is available to them. As a team captain, I was able to encourage friends and family to become better educated about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society as well as raising funds to bring awareness to the ACS and cancer research. As a Committee, I have enjoyed being more involved in the process of helping the teams and participants enjoy the Relay for Life, get the most out of the event and learn more about the ACS and it's programs. As a new tri-chair of our local event, the satisfaction will continue with helping others learn what the ACS is all about and what programs they have to offer cancer survivors, caregivers and our general community. Nothing is more touching than being involved with the Relay for Life and sharing the celebration of our cancer survivors during the survivor walk, celebrating with the caregivers and than being moved during the luminary service when you realize how many people and families have been touched somehow by cancer and the American Cancer Society's signature event Relay for Life.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the level of compassion the volunteers and staff give to each and every event.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
learning more about what is available to me as a cancer survivor, but also the friends I have made along the way
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very compassionate, caring and helpful.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
better educate others about cancer but help with more funding for cancer research to hopefully find a cure.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Committee chair, team captain, and tri-chair of local Relay for Life Event.