Why I Give

Home / Cancer Lifeline / Why I Give
Why I Give
Recently we caught up with long-time Cancer Lifeline Advisory Board Member and Chair of the Annual Resources for Hope fundraiser, Monica Adams to learn more about her on-going commitment to Cancer Lifeline. Monica is pictured here on the right with Lynn Behar.
What brought me to Cancer Lifeline?
My neighbor and dear friend, Lynn Behar brought me as a guest to a Resources for Hope dinner several years ago and I was deeply moved by the intimate gathering filled with meaningful conversation and information. I instantly felt a connection and believed it to be a safe place to put my heart. They were open to new ideas and fresh energy and educating me every step of the way!
What’s the best part about volunteering?
Volunteering is an important opportunity for me to give back and to make a difference. I feel surrounded by friends, family, and purpose.
Why do I give personally to Cancer Lifeline?
I have many friends and family members who are living with cancer, in fact, I just lost my mother this summer to cancer. As people are living longer with cancer through treatment, there are more and more people who need Cancer Lifeline services. I am inspired by Cancer Lifeline’s mission statement, “optimizing the quality of life for all people living with cancer.” For me, giving is an act of love.
Join Monica and others this GivingTuesday, December 1 by supporting Cancer Lifeline with an online donation. With your gift, we can continue to offer all of our services free of charge to those affected by cancer. All gifts up to $10,000 will be matched dollar for dollar on December 1, 2020.
For over 47 years, Cancer Lifeline has helped thousands of cancer patients build strength through support groups, classes in nutrition, exercise, personal expression, stress reduction, and personalized emotional support. Whether it’s providing one-to-one support through our Lifeline, providing grants through our Patient Financial Assistance Fund, or connecting individuals to others who can relate, Cancer Lifeline is here to help.
All Cancer Lifeline programs are free. This is all made possible by the generosity of individuals like you. No donation is too small and every gift helps. Thank you!