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Review for American Cancer Society Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life represent true HOPE for me. I have a HOPE that one day cancer will be eliminated and no one will ever have to experience the negative effects of this horrible disease. The words you have cancer will no longer be spoken. ACS and Relay for Life strive to create this world. I have worked with ACS and Relay for Life for over six years now. In those six years I have seen more and more preventative care as well as more resources available to those fighting this horrible disease. I am a teacher who, with the assistance of ACS, is teaching my students preventative care and where to get the resources they need. Teaching my students means teaching their parents and family members. I have students who come to me to find the resources they need to help their family. We are spreading the word about preventative care like mammograms, colorectal screenings, tobacco use, sunscreen, etc. I have had students come to me for assistance with family members about to lose their home because their cancer treatments are taking all the money they have – their house was saved thanks to their patient advocate’s assistance. One of my favorite stories is the one of the man who looked at one of the brochures we passed out and discovered his mole was similar to the picture of melanoma. He had it removed the same day he went to the doctor. This man went to the doctor because of one of one of the many brochures we were given by the ACS. My students are well educated about the many dangers of cancers. They are becoming more aware each year as to preventative care. I have true HOPE for the future of my students and their community. I have hope that all the preventative care and education we are providing our students, thanks to ACS, will continue to make a difference. I HOPE that one day cancer will be eliminated and no one will ever have to experience the negative effects of this horrible disease, but until that day comes I am grateful to the American Cancer Society and all their resources. I will continue to educate my students and HOPE that those lost to cancer, like my grandpa, will never be forgotten. I look forward to a day when the words you have cancer will no longer be spoken but, until that day comes I will continue to help those who face cancer so they are not alone. I will continue, with the help of ACS to raise as much money as I can to fight this horrible disease.

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

my entire community.

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

hope to do half as good a job as the current staff is doing.

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

how wonderful and helpful everyone is. It is like a family.

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

absolutely amazing.

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

come even closer to ending this terrible disease.

Ways to make it better...

it led to an immediate cure.

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

staffing and funding. Due to tough econocic times several staffing positions had to be cut.

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

I am very grateful to have such an awesome organization with the resouces it has to educate and assist my community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Planned & participated in Relay for Life, spoke at trainings and various other volunteer functions like Pan Ohio Hope Ride and Strides.