Author Archives: Ashley Portrey

About Ashley Portrey

Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps member, tennis player, Thanatologist, volunteer, and bargain shopper. Loves anything green, red skittles, tennis, and traveling.

Last Day of Chemo!

For the past few months, I have been working on implementing the UCF Patient Navigation program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC for short). Along the way, I have gotten to know many wonderful nurses, oncology support staff members, … Continue reading

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A Peer Mentor Experience

UCF has an amazing group of Peer Mentor volunteers who go into the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center to meet with some of our young adult cancer patients. The next few paragraphs are directly from one of our peer … Continue reading

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Public Allies

As many of you know, I am finishing up a year of service through Volunteer Maryland. Volunteer Maryland is an AmeriCorps program that pairs a volunteer coordinator with a nonprofit to help build or to create new programs that will … Continue reading

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YACS DC

Our goal at the UCF is to connect young adults who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Young Adult Cancer Support (YACS) creates local communities of young adults committed to making a difference in the young adult cancer fight. … Continue reading

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5 Years and Counting

Dates can be tricky. There are some dates that stick with you during your entire life such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and memorable moments. You look forward to the celebrations that may transpire or to the little getaways that have … Continue reading

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Number 3 is a Charm!

Last night the Towson Football players came back to volunteer with UCF at Hope Lodge. I have always been impressed with these young men but last night was the best yet. Not only did these young men volunteer their time … Continue reading

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Destination AmeriCorps, Part II!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Destination AmeriCorps, a great networking event held my Volunteer Maryland for AmeriCorps members throughout the state of Maryland. Before I get into the specifics, I will refresh some memories about what this … Continue reading

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YACS is coming to Towson!

During my first few weeks at UCF, I spend a majority my time on Towson’s campus. I hit the ground running on several events. Towson Tackles Cancer was one and another was the school’s health fair. While at the health … Continue reading

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Towson Football’s Cooking Adventures Continue!

A couple of months ago, I wrote about cooking dinner at Hope Lodge with the Towson Football Team. It was a great night and everyone loved seeing the “handsome young men” cooking. The players had a great time and elected to sign … Continue reading

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Community Ambassador’s Wanted!

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 … Continue reading

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