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

Rating: 4 stars  

I have volunteered with the ACS for 3 years via Relay for Life. I have also had experience with ACS as a caregiver of a loved one who passed away from cancer. To see the things that ACS does to commemorate those who have survived, remember those who have passed, and to give support to those who are fighting cancer never fails to move me to tears. Absolutely beautiful, and the success of Relay for Life is proof. On the downside, you have to remember that a non-profit is still a business. While I may not agree 100% with actions taken by our local ACS branch, they do have to operate lean and mean just like every other business. Sometimes it's difficult to separate.

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

research, advocacy and community involvement.

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

tighten the reins a little bit. Less extravagant training sessions, for example. Great to get people pumped up, but really pricey.

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

seeing the survivors, meeting new people.

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

kind and so very willing to help.

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

make another advance in the cancer field.

Ways to make it better...

ACS considers the committee true partners and treated us as such. Sometimes there is a vacuum of information.

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

the current state of the economy.

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Role:  Volunteer & Participated in Relay for Life; Committee for RFL.