Become a Volunteer.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society! As a volunteer you can honor a survivor or a loved one lost to cancer, and help save lives of people both in the Capital Region and around the world. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good.

We have different event related volunteer roles from planning committees to night of volunteers, along with many other volunteer opportunities with the American Cancer Society. Contact us today to find out how rewarding volunteering is!

    Board of Advisors

    Mathew Barry
    F.J. Colacino
    Stephanie Cuva
    Dr. Arsyl De Jesus
    Kyle Guay
    Frank Guiffre

    Kathy Hall
    Carrie Hillenbrandt
    Michael Hutcherson
    Ann Marie Lizzi
    Stephanie Lobosco-Navarro
    Barbara MacDowell

    Dr. Syed Mehdi
    Sharon Phillips
    Tina Sciocchetti
    Nicole Stein
    Jaime Watson

    “Never underestimate the grit a kid develops after watching his mom battle stage 4 cancer. I let him see me sick. I let him see me weak. I let him see me shave my head. I let him see me at my worst. And then I let him see me get back up. Both my sons are being raised to understand that bad things happen, that we don’t always have control of outcome, that situations don’t always end in our favor. ...but we always have control of perspective. I never hid the cancer from him. We talked about it then and we still do. I let him know some days I struggle. But every time I get back up, it’s a reminder that he too is a fighter, that he too is meant to rise. To me, that grit, is a hell of a gift to give him. 🤍I think it’s worth noting, that if you know my son, you’ll see he wear a survivor’s bracelet on his right arm- always- as a reminder that like his mama, he too is a fighter. His dad wears the same bracelet. How can I not be grateful that I get to be his mom? How can I not be grateful to see him live out that grit? Tag a #survivorsister Always rooting for you!!!” -Katy

If you were just diagnosed or need someone to talk to, our cancer helpline is here for you 24/7/365. 1-800-227-2345.
    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. As vaccines become available to help protect against COVID-19, we’re here to help you find answers to questions you might have about them. https://bddy.me/3ijxQxJ
    “I felt peace because I had a plan, I was nervous and anxious, but not as much as I had been before. I wasn’t familiar with chemo or radiation, but at least I had a plan.”

Learn more about how Coral persevered through her cancer journey: https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/cervical-cancer-survivor-relies-on-a-plan.html
    2021 Cancer Facts & Figures are here and they show a record drop in cancer mortality rates for the second year in a row! Click the link in bio to read more. #attackingcancer #acs
    Did you know there are several world-renowned scientists on your American Cancer Society staff? Together, they are conducting lifesaving cancer research. Every day. Learn more: 
https://www.cancer.org/research/we-conduct-cancer-research.html
    Quitting nicotine, at any age, increases your lifespan. If quitting is one of your 2021 resolutions, let us help you make a plan and stick with it: https://bit.ly/387fmNu

We’re right behind you 💪
    “Chemo #4! I'll be honest, I'm starting to feel a little worn down now that I'm halfway through. At the end of round 3 I was able to enjoy a much-needed long weekend camping trip, but then reality hit me right back in the face. I'm trying to keep up the positive attitude but I appreciate your continued support these days. This is my very first marathon and I'm now officially on the second half 😊” -Daniele

Ongoing support for cancer patients and caregivers is at risk because of the pandemic. Your #AmericanCancerSociety is here to help. Get the information you need by visiting cancer.org.
    Stay updated with the latest information on Covid-19 and cancer:
https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/common-questions-about-the-new-coronavirus-outbreak.html
    January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The most important risk factor for developing cervical cancer is infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). The American Cancer Society recommends the primary HPV test as the preferred test for cervical cancer screening for people 25-65 years of age. 
Learn more: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-diagnosed.html
 #AttackingCancer