It has been an eventful and exciting 2013 for me. As a new staff partner at American Cancer Society, I have had the good fortune of working with many great people on several projects throughout the year. I have grown and been challenged in new ways, all the while meeting remarkable people with beautiful stories. What continues to amaze me as the year draws to a close is the enthusiasm and dedication of both staff and volunteers here at the Society. Though I have worked and volunteered in many social benefit roles, cancer touches us deeply, creating a strong convictions within those of us who are working to finish the fight against it.
Looking forward to 2014, I am excited to be seeking people for my volunteer committees. These committees plan our fundraising events like Relay for Life, Hope Gala and Bridging Birthdays. I have watched how these dedicated volunteers bring their best, do amazing work and even get challenged to expand and grow, while creating these spectacular events.
So I am writing this post, not only on behalf of my own search for more volunteers, but on behalf of all our committees throughout Hawai`i. If you have thoughts about joining the fight against cancer or have been touched by the disease in some way, I am inviting you to consider getting involved. We offer all kinds of opportunities for fitting a variety of schedules and lifestyles.
If you’ve ever thought about sharing your time for a great cause, I can honestly say this is a great way to share it. Come help us make this a world with less cancer and more birthdays!
I am including a listing below of the various events and the staff partner to contact for each. Please reach out to me or to any of them if you want to learn more about a specific event or just what it might be like to contribute.
Specialist, Distinguished Events
Here is a touching story from four ACS volunteers that can give you an idea of why some people volunteer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruiFx2CJ38A
Listing of Events by staff partner
|O`ahu||Hope Gala Honolulu||5/17/14||hopegalahonolulu.org|
|Bridging Birthdays – Carnival||August||bridgingbirthdays.org|
|Kaua`i||Gala – Hoedown for Hope||2/15/14||hoedownforhope.org|
|Relay Field Day of Kapaa Middle||TBA||NONE|
|RFL of Kaua`i||5/3 – 5/4/14||relayforlife.org/kauaihi|
|Bark For Life of Kaua`i||TBA||relayforlife.org/barkkauaihi|
|RFL of Northshore||8/15 – 8/16/14||relayforlife.org/hanaleihi|
|O`ahu||Relay Recess Keoneula Elementary||11/21/13||N/A|
|RFL of Leeward Oahu||4/4 – 4/5/14||relayforlife.org/leewardoahu|
|RFL of Koolauloa||4/25 – 4/26/14||relayforlife.org/koolauloahi|
|RFL of Windward Oahu||TBA (7/2014)||relayforlife.org/windwardoahuhi|
|Maui||RFL of Maui County Youth||2/15 – 2/16/14||relayforlife.org/mauiyouthhi|
|RFL of Central South Maui||6/28 – 6/29/14||relayforlife.org/centralmauihi|
|RFL of West Maui||7/19 – 7/20/14||relayforlife.org/westmauihi|
|Molokai||RFL of Molokai||8/8 – 8/9/14||relayforlife.org/molokaihi|
|O`ahu||RFL of University of Hawaii-Manoa||4/12 – 4/13/14||relayforlife.org/uhmanoahi|
|RFL of Magic Island||7/19 – 7/20/14||relayforlife.org/magicislandhi|
|RFL of Kamehameha Schools||8/16 – 8/17/14||relayforlife.org/kamehameha|
|Big Island||RFL of Kona||7/11 – 7/12/14||relayforlife.org/konahi|
|RFL of Kohala||8/8 – 8/9/14||relayforlife.org/kohalahi|
|Relay Recess Waikoloa Elem & Mid||TBA||TBA|
|Relay Field Day of Kohala Middle||TBA||TBA|
|Big Island||RFL of University of Hawaii-Hilo||3/14 – 3/15/14||relayforlife.org/uhhilohi|
|Bark For Life of Waimea||4/26/14||TBA|
|RFL of Honokaa High School||5/10/14||relayforlife.org/honokaahshi|
|Bark For Life of Hilo||6/7/14||relayforlife.org/barkhilohi|
|RFL of Hilo Community||7/19 – 7/20/14||relayforlife.org/hilohi|
|Relay Recess of Keaau Elementary||TBA||TBA|
|RFL of Waimea||TBA||relayforlife.org/waimeahi|
|Guam||RFL of Guam Community||5/23 – 5/24/14||relayforlife.org/guamgu|
|Guam||Bark For Life of Guam||8/30/14||relayforlife.org/barkguamgu|
|Guam||Relay Recess Merizo Martyrs||TBA||TBD|
|O`ahu||Making Strides Against Breast Cancer||makingstrideshonolulu.org|