We need YOU. There are many ways to help! We have a network of volunteers in ten counties of Western New York. We cannot do this important work without YOU!
Help Create Successful Fundraising Events
Months of planning go into producing our largest fundraiser! This committee meets regularly throughout the year, ramping up as Spring unfolds to make sure every detail of this Mother’s Day morning event is covered. Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event to help with registering walkers, monitoring the course, staffing water stations, and more. If you enjoy the outdoors and the creativity that goes along with planning an event for several thousand pink-clad runners and walkers, this is the committee for you!
Every July, the Coalition hosts the TEE’d Off At Breast Cancer Golf Tournament. This year’s event will take place at Ridgemont Country Club. 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 helpful but not necessary.
Our autumn gala, ARTrageous Affair, caps our trio of fundraising events. It takes a small army of volunteers to plan and execute this event. Leading up to the event, assistance is needed to select a theme and decorations, to procure silent and live auction items (art, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets, gift certificates and experiences), plan logistics, market the event, determine the program and entertainment and more. The day and night of the event, assistance is needed with set up and tear down, monitoring the auction, registering guests, checking out guests and more. This is quite a party. If the idea of making this event a success interests you, give us a call.
The Movers and Shakers
Do you have the heart and the energy to attend a monthly meeting, research issues, write letters, make phone calls and visits to area legislators, occasionally travel to Albany or Washington and any associated follow-up? This hard-working and dedicated 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!
Do you have an aptitude and interest in the world of 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. Some also venture to the grantee’s institution to hear and see how the Coalition’s award is furthering vital research. Contact Helene our Research Administrator to learn more about our initiative.
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’s a great stepping stone for those interested in serving on the board of any nonprofit organization. Contact us today to learn more.
Out in Our Communities
Help spread the word about our mission, programs, and services at area festivals and health fairs; to religious, civic groups, and employer groups, and at community-based fundraisers held on our behalf. You will enjoy working with our staff and other volunteers in shifts of two to four hours. There are both daytime and evening opportunities; festivals occur primarily on weekends.
We also rely on volunteers to distribute our quarterly newsletters to area businesses.
For more information contact Lori our Outreach Director.
Beyond Monroe County
Call the Coalition at 585-473-8177 or email Miriam, our Regional Services Director for more information on how you can volunteer in our region.
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.