Alabama State Lead Ambassador
Emily Corbett has been actively involved with ACS CAN since April of 2017. She began volunteering with ACS CAN as a legislative ambassador in her district. Shortly after, she became the ACT! Lead for the 4th Congressional District. In December of 2020, she was promoted to the State Lead Ambassador for the State of Alabama.
Emily is a Senior at Troy University and will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English in the Summer of 2021. In her spare time, she runs an Etsy shop, blogs, and sings in a band. Her band visits hospitals, nursing homes, and cancer care facilities to entertain patients. She currently resides in Cullman, AL with her fiancé, David, and their two pets.
Why are you a cancer advocate?
In the spring of 2017, my friend Nancy passed away after a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. It was her wish that I tell her story in a way that could help others.
Why is being an ACS CAN volunteer important to you?
Being an ACS CAN volunteer is important to me because I can use my voice to make a difference for those who may not have a voice.
What is your favorite memory from your time as an ACS CAN volunteer?
My favorite memory from my time as an ACS CAN volunteer is traveling to Washington, D.C. with our Alabama team for the first time. When I first saw the city and the Capitol building, I was (and still am!) overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity that ACS CAN has given me.
Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Alabama.