So I am a 25-year volunteer and am right
now serving as the chair of the board for the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
I support the executive director of the area and I bring the leadership volunteers
together to work as a group. We help carry out the mission of the national
organization. I have felt over the 25 years I’ve been with them that they have
always given me jobs that have played to my particular talents. So, for me, what feels
very easy to give to them, they find very valuable. So I think it’s
a really nice feeling when you do something that plays to your strengths
and it is fun and it’s also very useful to the organization. I think it’s important to support the
American Cancer Society because every single one of us, if we haven’t had
cancer ourselves, we know someone who has – either a friend, a family member. This is
a universal disease, it does not discriminate. There’s no one, that I think,
in this world that cancer hasn’t touched. As an organization, nationwide we have in
the millions of volunteers. Some of them like to volunteer a long term like I do,
some of them like to do short-term projects. Some of them are good with
numbers, some of them are good with people.
Some of them like fundraising, some of them like to organize an event. Every
single one of those volunteers is critical to us carrying out our mission.
As an organization this is not the American Cancer Society, this is your
American Cancer Society.