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.

The Red, White, & Blue Party will be the ABOA’s premier event! Members will work throughout the year to procure sponsorships and auction items as well as fundraise and promote ticket sales. August 19th, 2021 – Saratoga National

What does it take to be on the ABOA?

  • Be a community ambassador for the American Cancer Society in the Capital Region
  • Fundraise a minimum of $1,000 (give/get)
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings
  • Member dues of $40 per year to cover costs of snacks (when in person), fundraising incentives, award ceremony, etc.
  • Purchase one ticket to Red, White & Blue Party or Pop-Up Party Box

Interested In Joining The ABOA?

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