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Review for American Cancer Society Inc, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

the day i was diagnosed, august 8, 2005, my world went upside down. but a call to 1-800-ACS-2345 helped calm my frazzled nerves. the american cancer society provided me with a counselor (someone who was a cancer survivor), who basically let me vent for nearly an hour. i called a second time to speak with a nurse that the toll free number provides and she guided me through my pathology report. as a way of saying thanks, and wanting to reach out to others i joined the relay for life committee in my hometown of wichita falls, texas. from there it's been a never-ending joyful ride on the relay for life train. each relay is fun and since becoming an american cancer society hero of hope i've been given the opportunity to fulfill my life's purpose: helping others. i was adopted into the ACS "family" and fell in love with its staff and fellow volunteers. this is one organization that's truly family. the acs is always there when you need them. they reach out to cancer survivors in a way that's unlike other groups. and when we defeat this dreaded disease maybe the "american cancer society" could change its name to the "always caring society".... where love & family know no bounds.

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

supporting cancer survivors. the staff sends cards or calls when you're sick or undergoing one of those necessary surgeries. i recently underwent a 2nd mastectomy as a preventative measure & the ACS sent flowers, cards, & called for updates on my results

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

relay for life ROCKS ! and the ACS staff is superior to other organizations in so many ways. they're loving, kind, and caring people... something cancer patients and survivors need to battle this dreaded disease.

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

awesome ! i've met those at the top level and those just starting work at ACS. every level is the same to me. people who are on the front lines of this battle against a disease that is tough to fight.

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

cure cancer

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Role:  Volunteer & hero of hope--speaking to different relay events.