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Ways to Volunteer

You can make a difference at the Coalition. We need YOU. There are many ways to get involved with the Coalition! Some ways include:

  • Join a fundraising event committee
  • Join our advocacy efforts
  • Get involved in our research initiative
  • Talk with the community about our services

Check out the opportunities below. If you are interested in learning more, reach out to Helana via email, call 585-473-8177, or you can complete the form on this page and she’ll respond to you soon.

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Ways to volunteer:

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Help organize one of the Coalition’s fundraising events:

Pink & Teal Challenge

Months of planning go into producing our largest fundraiser! This committee meets regularly throughout the year, ramping up as Winter turns to Spring to make sure every detail of this Mother’s Day weekend event is covered. If you enjoy the outdoors and the creativity that goes along with planning an event for several thousand pink and/or teal-clad runners and walkers, this is the committee for you! Our committee needs creative minds and enthusiastic planners. Join us!

Tee’d Off at Breast Cancer Committee

Every Summer, the Coalition hosts the TEE’d-Off at Breast Cancer Golf Tournament. This year’s event will take place at Midvale Country Club on July 29. Though the Club takes care of many of the details of the golf tournament, helping hands are needed leading up to the event for planning, procurement of raffle and silent auction items, recruitment of golfers and more! The committee meets monthly for one hour throughout the year, ramping up in late spring.  Knowledge of golf is not necessary.

ACTOBER Committee

Our autumn event, ACTober Affair, caps our trio of fundraising events. It takes a small army of volunteers to plan and execute this event. Leading up to this event, in whatever form it takes, assistance is needed to procure sponsors, silent auction items (art, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets, gift certificates and experiences), plan logistics, market the event, visualize the event, and help make it all happen. If the idea of making this event a success interests you, please reach out. We can’t do it without our deeply committed volunteers! 

Help spread the news

Community Event Volunteers:

Help spread the word about our mission, programs, and services at area festivals, health fairs, and other events, ie,  community-based fundraisers held on our behalf. You will enjoy working with our staff and other volunteers in shifts of two to four hours. 

We also rely on volunteers to distribute our quarterly newsletters to area businesses.

Because of the confidential nature of our work, we are generally not able to utilize volunteers in our networking and support groups. There are limited opportunities at our office. 

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Advocacy Committee

Help Wanted! Do you have the drive and the energy to attend monthly meetings, research health and environmental issues, write letters, make phone calls, and join us for visits to regional legislators, occasionally travel to Albany or Washington, and join us for any associated follow-up? This hard-working, dedicated, and EXCITING group represents the interests of breast and gynecologic survivors at the local, state, and national level. Contact us today to learn how you can help us advocate! We need you!


Research Committee

Do you have an interest in breast cancer research? This group oversees our annual competitive grant process; reviews and critiques grant proposals; and attends to the details of our Grant Award Day and follow-up presentations. We also take field trips! If you have an interest in visiting cancer research labs at the University of Rochester, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Upstate Medical University and Cornell University, join this committee to learn how the Coalition’s award is furthering vital research. Contact Silvia our Research Administrator to learn more about our Greater Finger Lakes Breast Cancer Research Initiative. Nonscientists welcome!

Do you have a business background?


Are you someone with expertise in accounting, finance, or investment who’s looking for a way to give back to the community? We are always seeking professionals to join our Finance Committee. This committee, overseen by our treasurer, meets quarterly to review the financial position of the Coalition, and provides insight into current market trends and upcoming developments in the tax, finance, and investment world. Not only would this work speak volumes about your commitment to your community and to those touched by breast and gynecologic cancers, it is a great stepping stone for those interested in serving on the Board of any nonprofit organization. Contact us today to learn more.