2013-04-18 / Letters

Cancer Society Thanks Volunteers

To The Editor:

This year the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday. On behalf of our patients, families and communities, your American Cancer Society would like to take this opportunity to thank our valuable volunteers who support us in our mission to Finish the Fight against cancer! The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, communitybased voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Our volunteers are a vital component at every level in helping us to accomplish this mission.

Volunteers give of their time and resources in countless ways to help further our mission. Trained cosmetologists may help with our Look Good, Feel Better program or offer to house a wig boutique in their salon. Other volunteers may become drivers for our Road to Recovery program helping transport patients to cancer treatments. Trained breast cancer survivors are vital to our Reach to Recovery program providing services to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Volunteers are also an extremely important part of fundraising events such as Daffodil Days, Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. These events create special community bonds and generate necessary funding for the fight against cancer.

Volunteers might serve on our volunteer leadership councils in each county helping to oversee our events and projects, identifying needs and making recommendations to fill those needs. All of these volunteer activities help to further your American Cancer Society’s mission to help others stay well, get well, find cures through research, and fight back!

Thank you to all of our volunteers as we work to finish the fight!

Connie Woodruff
Health Initiatives
Adams, Franklin and
Fulton Counties

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