Tag: National Breast Cancer Foundation

Shannon volunteered in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent at our recent community event in Sioux City, IA. Shannon volunteered in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent at our recent community event in Sioux City, IA.

Hello, my name is Shannon

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Shannon—a volunteer at our recent Sioux City, Iowa community event—has gotten us off to a head start. After volunteering in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent all day, she left us this note.

“Hello, my name is Shannon, I’m 19 years old and I attend nursing school in Iowa. Today while volunteering I told people the importance of early screening for breast cancer. The reason I came today was [because] I was want to make a difference in peoples lives, and telling them about preventative measures for breast cancer could potentially save their life.

I know from experience the importance of catching breast cancer at an early stage. My Aunt and Grandma both are breast cancer survivors. Just telling someone to get their yearly mammograms is important.

I would like to volunteer to inform people about breast cancer and how life-threatening it can be. Also, I want to fundraise at my college to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation through Convoy of Hope. Reaching out to others about breast cancer awareness is my ultimate goal … and to spread the word about Convoy of Hope.”

Wow! Shannon gets it, doesn’t she? We’re grateful for incredible volunteers like Shannon, who come ready to serve, then leave changed and ready to serve more!

Have you been to one of our community events? What was your experience?

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Community Outreach at Turner Park in downtown Omaha, Neb. Community Outreach at Turner Park in downtown Omaha, Neb.

Community Outreach serves more than 4,000 in Omaha

This past weekend in Omaha, Neb., another amazing community outreach took place where more than 4,000 guests of honor were celebrated in their community and given $1 million in free services such as groceries and health screenings. Once again, our national partners the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Plum Organics were on hand to serve guests of honor. Here is some media coverage of the event:

Christian Post
WOWT-TV
Omaha World-Herald

Omaha By the Numbers:
Guests of Honor: 4,173
Volunteers: 632
Plum Organics product distributed: 10,000
Haircuts: 145
Portraits: 250
National Breast Cancer Foundation-Women served: 488
Participating Organizations/Churches: 52

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