Team Tony Cancer Connection Center Volunteer
TEAM TONY CANCER FOUNDATION INC
Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to give back to the cancer community? Join the Team Tony Cancer Foundation by volunteering in our Cancer Connection Center in Sarasota! We are looking for individual volunteers who are willing to commit to a regular schedule of volunteering once a week in our Cancer Connection Center for 3-4 hours at a time. Help us to greet visitors, provide tours of our space, assist Fighters with locating resources and various other office activities.
About TEAM TONY CANCER FOUNDATION INC
3562 S OSPREY AVE, Suite C, SARASOTA, FL 34239, US
We provide free peer-to-peer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers so no one on Florida's Suncoast faces cancer alone.
In 2002, Tony McEachern competed in the Raid Gauloises in Vietnam, a grueling 621-mile endurance race. One year later, in the midst of seemingly peak physical health, he was diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma and was given two years to live. But Tony took that diagnosis and battled through it as he did that extreme race. He fought through the pain and the desire to give up and endured. It’s been 10 years since his diagnosis and Tony is still here to share his story of fighting cancer.
The relationships with others going through cancer are what led Tony to found Team Tony Foundation. He knew it was important to continue that exchange of comfort and knowledge, and for years, it was an informal service. People living in the Sarasota area knew or had heard of Tony, but in 2007 his philanthropy became more organized and mainstream. Tony walked across the state of Florida to raise money and awareness for cancer.
It wasn’t enough; Tony wanted to do more to impact those battling cancer. So, in 2009, he walked from Durham, NC back home to Sarasota, Florida and raised $57,000 for Duke University to fund brain cancer research. His vision of creating a cancer support organization became a reality in 2010 when the Team Tony Cancer Foundation was officially launched.
With that launch, one of Tony’s personal goals was accomplished and a much bigger mission was created: to pair a cancer survivor with a cancer fighter so those diagnosed with cancer get the support they need.