April 18-24 marks the 30th annual National Volunteer Week. On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I want to thank the millions of people who give their time and tireless efforts to many good causes across the nation and here in Southeast Missouri, including our organization. Volunteers impact the community and individuals in need in ways that would not be possible without their personal commitment.
Every day in our communities, American Cancer Society volunteers support, inform and guide people fighting cancer; transport patients to treatment appointments; send strong messages to lawmakers about issues that matter to people touched by care; and work tirelessly to raise much-needed donations to fund life-saving research, cancer prevention and early detection awareness programs, patient support resources and other crucial services.
Volunteering truly does make a difference. Again, I want to thank all of those who give their time and encourage others to find an organization of choice to which you can lend your time and passion.
Robin Stoner, community specialist
Health Initiatives and American Cancer Society