Join us for a week of exciting and educational events showcasing the artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, authors, fashion and beauty changemakers who are lighting up our screens and airwaves to shift our consciousness and conversations for good.
Time Commitment: One 60 minute meeting per month (March-November), plus 1-5 hours of volunteering a month.
Identify, recruit, and train committee member(s) to help you achieve your goals as needed.
Provide frequent updates to Operations Vice Chair.
Develop, communicate, and implement strategies to improve survivor and caregiver recruitment, recognition, and year-round engagement.
Coordinate, prepare for, and implement regular survivor and caregiver committee meetings. Communicate regularly with each survivor and caregiver committee member.
Assist with team recruitment by utilizing your personal sphere of influence as well as the network you encounter through your committee position.
Work with Society staff and committee to develop relationships with organizations that serve and/or interact with large numbers of survivors and caregivers.
Ensure that Team Development committee members are knowledgeable about survivor and caregiver recruitment goals and are prepared to educate Team Leaders about recruiting survivors and caregivers to join their teams.
Work with the publicity chair to identify survivors and caregivers to share their stories with the local media (newspaper, radio, television) to encourage others to get involved.
Work with Society staff and fellow committee chairs/members to ensure that new and returning survivors and caregivers are invited to kickoffs, rallies, wrap ups and receptions.
Work with Society staff to ensure all survivors and caregivers register online or offline and that personal registration information is protected.
Organize the survivorship area and the day of activities for the event.
Acquire donated items such as goodie bags, food, decorations, etc for the survivorship event on walk day.
Work with the Mission/ Advocacy Chair to ensure survivors and caregivers are educated about the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network℠ (ACS CAN).
Educate survivors and caregivers about Society programs and services to assist patients and their families, including 1-800-227-2345 and cancer.org before, during, and after the event.
Assist with identifying appropriate person for succession of your position.
(We are also looking for survivorship committee members who would report to the chair.)
What is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer?
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.
The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving loves and diminishing the suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.