Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the honor of volunteering for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation both in-office and at outside events. In September of last year, the opportunity presented itself for me to take the leap and join the PCRF team full time and it was an easy decision to make. As I transitioned from being a volunteer myself to now helping lead volunteers I realized the importance of finding strong driven individuals who want to help make a difference. Volunteering at PCRF enables us to help carry out both small and large events to raise money funding top research institutions across the country.
One of the first volunteers I was introduced to was a long-time pediatric cancer warrior Terry Shephard. Terry volunteers year-round and leads her fundraising team “Running with Todd” at our Reaching for the Cure run/walk each year in memory of her son Todd. She became involved with PCRF in 1996 and has been pivotal since. You can find her at our office helping to arrange floral arrangements for our annual gala, stuffing swag bags for our golf tournaments, and out about soliciting donations towards the cause. She’s always a phone call away whenever we require any assistance and for that, I’m beyond thankful. Her time and tenacity are as valuable to PCRF as a donor dollar.
This year we celebrate Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation’s 40th anniversary and we’d love for you to join us in the fight towards finding a cure. PCRF needs volunteers like Terry for event support, office support (especially before and after events), and committee membership. We are always looking for partners who wish to donate a professional skill or time that may be helpful in reducing overhead costs. The opportunities are endless for individuals and community groups!
Sign up to volunteer here: https://pcrf-kids.org/volunteer-for-pcrf/