Roger Crawford has been with ACS CAN since 2011 and with ACS since 1998. Roger’s extensive volunteer activities have earned him recognition as the Illinois Volunteer of the Year, National ACT Lead of the Year, Illinois Ambassador of the Year and the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. He lives in Washington, Illinois and is recently retired from a career in oncology.
Why are you a cancer advocate?
I spent 43 years helping cancer patients, and I could see that not all of their needs were being met. ACS CAN gives all of us the opportunity to help cancer patients by trying to increase cancer research funding, getting legislation to improve the lives of cancer patients passed, and by increasing access to care for cancer patients.
Why should others in your community get involved in ACS CAN?
A great part of our successes are a direct result of the number of action alerts our Congressmen receive from constituents. We need all communities throughout our nation to be engaged. There is no greater gift than that of helping your fellow man in their time of need.
Why is being an ACS CAN volunteer important to you?
From my relatively short time as a member of ACS CAN, I believe the structure of this organization affords it the best chance of being a change agent for cancer patients. ACS CAN is a driving force for getting more research funding, improving lives of cancer patients, and preventing cancer.
Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Illinois.