Vice President of Development, Hope Cancer Resources
1. What nonprofits are you involved with, and why?
My heart is with Hope Cancer Resources. I love that patients and their family members are taken care of with a high level of compassion and professionalism. Even during this time, patients have continued to be in our care. COVID-19 is serious and patients in cancer treatment are listed as some of the most vulnerable. The reality is COVID-19 is something in addition to their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Patients want and need to continue in their treatment. It’s what is between their diagnosis and survivorship. Our social workers, educators and drivers have continued providing support services with additional protocols to protect patients and our staff. It’s challenging to care for someone from a distance. For a time, it’s necessary. I’m proud to be a part of this team.
Personally, my husband Larry and I volunteer at LifeSource once a month and have for about five years now. We love it. We get to be with individuals and families in south Fayetteville for about an hour each month. We also serve at our church, Vertical Community Church, teaching a class of kids ages 5-8. I love their energy and hearing their perspective, what is important to them and seeing how they interact. I also volunteer with The Cancer Challenge, and this year will be my 21st year volunteering with the nonprofit. I am also a part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Being part of this organization, I feel so connected to the work of nonprofits. This community has a lot of people working really hard to make life better for everyone who lives here. It’s inspiring.
2. Do you have a personal philosophy that guides you?
Love needs to lead. Give your best. Smile.
3. Surprising fact about you:
Sign language was my first language. Both of my parents are deaf.
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