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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FOUNDATION
July 29, 2009

I am a ten year breast cancer survivor and became involved with the American Cancer Society after my diagnois. In the early days of "Tell A Friend" campaign (reminding friends and loved ones to get a mammogram) moving on to Reach to Recovery (being available to help others facing breast cancer)I Can Cope, and Relay For Life for nine years, I have taken up the FIGHT to help and eliminate cancer whether it be talking to friends about the importance of early detection and diagnois, visiting someone who has a breast cancer diagnois, or speaking directly to my legislators in the State of Kentucky or in Washington D.C. The Society's goal is to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. It is a volunteer driven organization whose staff is constantly sharing new ideas and information. I am very proud to be an ACS volunteer.

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

getting bills passed through state legislatures and Congress for improving the health of our country through advocacy programs, as well as newer and better drugs being discovered by researchers funded through ACS.

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

I love telling my story and hopefully empowering others to take up the fight!

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

some of the most caring and sincere individuals I have ever met. It has been a pleasure working with such dedicated folks.

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

invest it in cancer research and hopefully find a cure sooner for this dreaded disease.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a Reach to Recovery Volunteer, I Can Cope participant, represented the State of Kentucky at Celebration on the Hill, Relay for Life Registration Chair, Survivor Chair, Special Events, Team Captain, Relay for Life Chair, currently Marketing & Publicit.