Dear Volunteer…Thank You From the American Cancer Society

This week marks National Volunteer Week.  The American Cancer Society staff in the Nebraska Region would like to tell you thanks for all you do in their own words…

“The key to our success rests in our volunteers – words cannot express how grateful I am to have worked with so many wonderful volunteers! It is a pleasure and privilege to work with them every day! Thank you for helping us create a world with more birthdays!”  Ashley Berndt, Community Manager-Development (Omaha)

“The volunteers from Northeast Nebraska are amazing!  Their investment to Relay For Life is invaluable.  They are making a difference every day by inspiring communities to work together to create a world with more birthdays.  It is an honor to work with such dedicated individuals.  Thank you for all you do.”  Stephanie Fritz, Community Manager-Development (O’Neill)

“I feel very privileged to work with my volunteer committee members on events like the Hope Gala in Lincoln, Hope in the Heartland Gala and the Passport to a Cure Golf Tournament in Omaha. Every volunteer dedicates their valuable time to make these events successful and without them, we wouldn’t be able to host such great community events. It is because of you, that we, the American Cancer Society, are able to support our mission of celebrating a world with more birthdays. Thank you all for your countless hours and hard work!”  Holly Goodrich, Community Manager-Distinguished Events (Omaha)

“Every day I work with volunteers who have been touched in some way by cancer. You would think from the outside that these people would be sad or bitter. But what I see is the opposite! They are passionate and work so hard for so many hours to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients they will never meet! Thank you to all of them!”  Sherry Knapp, Community Manager-Development (Lincoln)

“There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say “What happened?”  Thank you American Cancer Society Nebraska Volunteers for MAKING IT HAPPEN!”  Jill Koch, Community Manager-Health Initiatives (Kearney)

“The volunteers that commit their time to the American Cancer Society are some of the most dedicated people I’ve ever met in my life. Because you give your time, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. Thank you for choosing to fight back with the American Cancer Society.”  Mike Lefler, Director of Communications (Lincoln)

“Over the last few years, Nebraska has achieved significant legislative victories. From making our state smoke free to allowing more affordable access to oral chemotherapy treatments, we are making a difference for the over 9,000 Nebraskans affected by cancer. We achieved these accomplishments through your hard work and dedication to the American Cancer Society. Thank you for being such great advocates and I look forward to continuing working with you to reach even greater heights that will benefit Nebraskans impacted by cancer.”  Matt Prokop, Grassroots Manager (Lincoln)

“Our volunteers continue to amaze me with their amount of energy, dedication, and passion for the American Cancer Society. I can’t thank each of you enough for all that you do in the fight against cancer. We are so lucky to have volunteers like you!”  Brittany Reiser, Community Manager-Development (Kearney)

“Thank you to all our volunteers of the American Cancer Society. Because of your amazing energy, dedication and hard work you are helping to create a world with more birthdays. You are the best!!”  Pam Roth, Administrative Assistant (Lincoln)

“Our American Cancer Society volunteers never cease to amaze me with their creativity and dedication. Each one takes on the fight in their own way but they come together as a 24-7-365 force that won’t be stopped until we no longer hear the word cancer.”  Stephanie Stephenson, Community Manager-Development (Omaha)

“As I approach my first Relay season on staff, I am grateful on a daily basis for the fantastic volunteers who have made learning easier and my transition enjoyable. Thank you for the warm welcome and the heart you bring to this mission.”  Jill Tetherow, Community Manager-Development (North Platte)

“I have seen, firsthand, the impact that a single volunteer can have on a patient’s life and it is incredible. The American Cancer Society’s volunteers are tireless in their efforts to bring hope and inspiration to our patients at every stage of their cancer journey. I feel so fortunate to work with volunteers who give so much and inspire so many.”  Kate Oelke Turner, Community Manager-Health Initiatives (Omaha)