Associate Board of Ambassadors

What is the ABOA?

The Capital Region’s Associate Board of Ambassadors (ABOA) is a group of rising community leaders who share the belief of The American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

What does it take to be on the ABOA?

  • Join a subcommittee: Silent Auction, Social Events, Marketing & Communications or Sponsorship & Underwriting
  • Commit to raising a minimum of $1,000
  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings
  • Be a champion for the American Cancer Society in the Capital Region

Interested In Joining The ABOA?

Let’s Be Social!

Anyone and everyone is invited to attend our bi-monthly social events!  Each event is planned by the ABOA with the goal of bringing the community together to network, learn something about the American Cancer Society’s mission and raise funds.  Each event will be different from the activity to the price and the location so please check our calendar regularly for updates!

Upcoming Events

March 21st
LepraCon
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June 26th
Red White & Blue Party
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Meet Our ABOA Members

Aaron Hahn

Andrew Figliozzi

Ashley Brown

Aubrey Curran

Brin Daley-Keyser

Caitlyn Hitchcock

Carrie Hagan

Chris Onorato

Courtney Harrinton

Jacqueline Merchant

Jessica Berkowitz

Kasey Wichelns

Kate Bender

Katie Cole

Katie Zalewski

Kelly Richards

Kerstin Jakiela

Kress Wetzel

Malcolm Austin

Meaghan Feenan

Melissa Haims

Melissa Lomaestro

Mercedes Arrillaga

Nicholas Strizzi

Ryan Phillips

Spencer Bassette

Steve Rosemarino

Vanessa Salamy

Zak Fluster

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