Florida State Lead Ambassador
Donna Lundy has volunteered with ACS CAN since 2008 and with ACS since 1994. As a speech pathologist specializing in the treatment of individuals with head and neck cancer, Donna knows the devastation and hardships cancer causes on patients and their loved ones. In addition to her passion for fighting cancer and pursuing a cancer-free world, Donna enjoys spending time with her dogs and is a proud Floridian living in Miami.
Why is being an ACS CAN volunteer important to you?
Advocacy efforts are critical to insuring that our legislators are aware of the critical nature of laws and regulations that impact cancer research, early detection, access to care, and treatments. As someone who works with cancer patients all day and is a survivor, I have first-hand knowledge of the importance of advocacy on multiple levels.
What is your proudest accomplishment as an ACS CAN volunteer?
This is a difficult question, but I believe my proudest accomplishment has been engaging “younger” friends and colleagues to become actively involved and seeing them become as passionate and excited about the causes as I am. We need to mentor our future generations to continue this fight!
Why should others in your community get involved with ACS CAN?
We are all One-Degree from cancer. ACS CAN allows you to be part of a group that can make a tangible difference. One only has to look at research funding for NIH/NCI/CDC, tobacco legislation, etc. to see the major gains you can be a part of if you join this group. Together we CAN and DO make a difference.
Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Florida.