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Everything is possible because of volunteers

To the editor:

This past Sunday marked the start of National Volunteer Week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many American Cancer Society volunteers here in Douglas County, whom I’ve had the privilege to work with. There are no words that can possibly express the gratitude for all our volunteers do. They selflessly give their time and talents to make sure we end this disease. Everything the American Cancer Society is doing to end cancer is possible because of their dedication.

More than 100 years ago, the American Cancer Society was started by volunteers relentless in their desire to change the course of cancer’s history. Today, the American Cancer Society thanks its more than 3 million volunteers, including the many volunteers here in this community, each of whom is creating their own legacy of compassion and dedication toward the collective goal of finishing the fight against cancer.

During National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), I invite you to stand with the American Cancer Society to continue that legacy. Whether volunteering with Relay For Life, driving cancer patients to and from treatment, or advocating for change, your impact matters greatly.

For information on local volunteer opportunities that can help save lives from cancer, visit or call 1-800-227-2345.