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Review for LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering for the LAF back in 1999 when my best friend was diagnosed with cancer. She lived in Houston and I was in Austin. I wanted to do something that would let her know that she was not fighting this battle alone and I needed to know that I was doing something to help her and other cancer patients. It is a very helpless feeling knowing that your friend or family member is ill and all you can do is hold their hand and say a prayer. I needed to do more! So my work began with the Foundation. The Foundation was very young and had a small staff, small office and few volunteers. It has been amazing to watch this organization grow. The Foundation has made everyone aware of cancer and that there is life after cancer. The words "cancer survivor" and "Livestrong" are now part of our everyday lives. The staff and volunteers of the LAF are fighting and working hard to obliterate this horrible disease and to improve the lives of people "living with, through and beyond cancer". I feel honored to be able to work with this organization and the wonderful group of people who call themselves the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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

The faces of thousands of cancer survivors and their families and friends.

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

keep it the same! They are amazing.

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

Working with the staff, volunteers and cancer survivors. Also, this has provided an avenue for my sons and I to volunteer together on something that matters to all of us!

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

very passionate about the work they are doing! It spills over to everyone.

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

continue to change the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been wonderful! The staff has always made me feel welcome and very important.

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

there is so much to do and not enough money to do it with!

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

Keep up the great work!

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Role:  Volunteer & I oversee the Partners in Hope and Partners in Yellow Programs. I help wherever and whenever needed. I have participated in the Ride for the Roses and now the Livestrong Challenge for many years.