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American Cancer Society, Illinois DivisionAmerican Cancer Society, Illinois Division
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, educati... Read more
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.
The Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society provides services and has a presence in nearly even community in the state.
I really enjoyed the experience of being a volunteer,for the American Cancer Society, at this event.
I was handing the medals to the participants, who completed the half marathon.
I was overwhelmed by some of the survivor stories, and I was also motivated to see the determination of people to finish the race for themselves, or their family members, who of course supported them.
This event was very well organized and everyone there was so nice. My boyfriend and I helped out with gear check and we were able to see the runners start and finish. The energy and the atmosphere was amazing. They were also able to provide community service paperwork upon request. We were very happy to help out and we look forward to helping out again next year for sure!