There’s a tenderness in care that is present in every volunteer, whether it’s their kind word, helping hand or generous heart, they help provide that “personal touch” for patients. The Cancer Center is so grateful to these compassionate individuals who are so selfless and willing to help advance our mission to lessen the burden of cancer. The kindness and support they provide is an important part of what makes the patient experience so unique and meaningful to all of our patients and their families.
As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week we’d like to thank our amazing volunteers for all of their hard work and share their stories on how they became part of our Cancer Center family.
“It may have taken me a couple of years to come back to the Cancer Center, but I knew in my heart that I wanted to contribute time to Mary Bird Perkins and help other families who are facing cancer.”
“After Jim’s passing I didn’t want to sit at home and do nothing, I wanted a purpose and volunteering seemed like the perfect way to give back and help.”
“While volunteering, I’ve run into a lot of friends getting cancer treatment. While I wish it were under different circumstances, it’s nice to run into them and reconnect.”
“As a cancer survivor, I wanted to share the joy of life with other patients.”
“I’ve been through the pain and anxiety, but now is a time for healing.”