Since I came to UCF a few months ago, I have gotten to be a part of some great events and have met amazing people. I say this all the time, but it’s true. I am truly fortunate to work with such a great group of people.
In the past couple of months alone, I was privileged to experience the Blue Jeans Ball and the recent YACS B’More event where I had to privilege of hearing Tom Backof share his story. Since being introduced to Tom back in December at our Gift Drive Event at Mother’s, where he was dressed as a polar bear, he has volunteer much of his time to UCF. He has become a peer mentor and a community ambassador by creating a kickball team in Baltimore. Who wouldn’t love to create a kickball team called Kick Cancer to help further UCF’s mission? Tom came to us with a clear way in which he wanted to get our message out and he ran with it. Tom has been a great addition to UCF and so can you!
I have already shared with you how the peer mentor program helps people impacted by cancer. Now let’s chat about the Community Ambassador program.
A Community Ambassador is an educated voice to speak about the services The Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) offers as well as an agent of the mission. An Ambassador will continually build social and community relationships for the UCF through public speaking and community events for the UCF. These speaking engagements and events can be anything that interests the volunteer. A volunteer can speak at their church or book club or even start a kickball team like Tom. This program has the amazing potential to fit into many different categories.
One great thing about this program is that it works around your schedule and doesn’t take much extra time to complete. The main goal of the program is to get people who are impacted by our mission back out into the community to spread word about what we do who we help.
We have so much momentum for our mission and the new year is just beginning. I have been working on a couple of UCF’s volunteer programs since I came on board in October and I am really excited to build this program and make it great. Becoming a community ambassador will help further our mission to transform the lives of those impacted by cancer.
Cancer changes lives…so do WE!