MSABC Committee - Survivorship Lead

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American Cancer Society

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Role Description:

Breast cancer survivors are the celebrities of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The Survivorship Lead is responsible for recruiting, recognizing, and engaging survivors from area communities for the event. This person is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of the Survivor Tent day of the event, Survivor activities and/or gifts at the Kickoff, and will work with the staff partner to support survivor team recruitment and engagement. This person will work with the ACS staff partner to identify key opportunities. Additional responsibilities may include organizing the survivor area during the event.

Core Responsibilities:


  • Organize a survivor team recruitment effort.
  • Implement a plan to outreach to current survivors to invite them to Kick Off and encourage their participation as a Team Leader. Additionally, they can be encouraged to invite fellow survivors to the walk and Kickoff
  • Outreach to current/new survivors through various methods including phone calls, email blasts, and community outreach.
  • Develop relationships with and serve as the point of contact for organizations that serve or connect with survivors such as hospitals, treatment centers, support groups, faith-based groups or organizations, employers, etc., and work with these organizations to develop a recruitment plan at their facility /organization.
  • Ensure that Team Leaders are considering survivor and caregiver recruitment for building their teams.
  • Encourage survivors to include their caregiver(s) on their team and other Strides events.

Event Day Survivor Activities

  • Organize the survivorship area and activities the day of the event.
  • Work with Registration Lead and Staff to ensure plan for survivor data capture.
  • Work with the staff partner to ensure adequate materials are ordered for the Survivorship area (ACS materials, decorations, supplies, etc.).
  • Work with staff partner to ensure sponsorship for survivors’ tent is secure. Liaise with the survivor sponsor on logistics and day of schedule.
  • Where applicable, work with Zeta Tau Alpha, the "Making Strides National Survivor Ambassador" lead to coordinate survivor tent volunteers and the day-of survivor experience.
  • Ensure event survivors are celebrated and recognized and caregivers are thanked and acknowledged.

Post Event Activities

  • Ensure thank you notes are sent to sponsors and other donors to Survivorship Area.
  • Ensure day of volunteers are thanked
  • Document all activities and notes for next year.


  • Individuals in this role will use survivor recruitment resources and tools to be able to clearly communicate the benefits of getting involved with the American Cancer Society and the Making Strides event.
  • Individuals in this role will develop relationships with and serve as the primary contact to survivors and organizations that serve or interact with large numbers of survivors.
  • Individuals must be organized.
  • Individuals must be able to collaborate with others.
  • Individuals must be comfortable speaking to community members and survivors via phone, email, and/or in person

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About American Cancer Society


1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 300, Alameda, CA 94501, US

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.


Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

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1001 Marina Village ParkwayAlamedaAlameda, CA 94501


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  • 4-8 hours monthly, work can be done from anywhere in the bay area!

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