Tuesday, September 29, 2020

ACS Thanks and Honors

Submitted Photo: ACS board members, spouses, guests and staff

Submitted Photo: ACS board members, spouses, guests and staff

Coastal Breeze News Staff

Recently, the Marco Island office of the American Cancer Society held an appreciation dinner for its Volunteer Leadership Board. Board members were treated to a wonderful dinner, and given the latest American Cancer Society cookbook, “Healthy Eating.” A collage placemat provided a creative momento of the year’s events and accomplishments.

Board member and volunteer, Dr. Loan Lam, was honored for her many contributions to the Volunteer Leadership Board over the years. The board and staff also wished

ACS Volunteer of the Year Maureen Chodaba

ACS Volunteer of the Year Maureen Chodaba

Dr. Lam good luck, as she will be moving to Tampa. Dr. Lam has shown how dedicated she is to the American Cancer Society, by establishing herself as a Tampa ACS volunteer, even before her move to the area.

During the evening, Maureen Chodaba was surprised with the ACS Volunteer of the Year Award for her dedicated service. Maureen, who is a cancer survivor, has been a strong advocate and volunteer for ACS, through Relay For Life and other events.

Photos by Jessica Hernstadt: From left: Dr. Loan Lam is presented with mementos by ACS’ Sue Olszak, community manager Relay For Life, and Lisa Honig, senior manager distinguished events.

Photos by Jessica Hernstadt: From left: Dr. Loan Lam is presented with mementos by ACS’ Sue Olszak, community manager Relay For Life, and Lisa Honig, senior manager distinguished events.

Additionally, Maureen, a writer for Coastal Breeze News, helps by using her writing talents to prepare press releases and articles that help keep the community informed and educated.

The American Cancer Society has many opportunities available for people who are interested in volunteering. Upcoming events include the Imagination Ball on February 4, 2017 (www.acsimaginationball.com) and the Relay For Life on April 1, 2017 at Veterans Community Park. Marco Island’s ACS office is located at 583 Tallwood Street, Suite 101. Call 239-642-8800 for more information.

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