Hawaii State Lead Ambassador
Alberto Rodriguez has been involved with ACS CAN since 2016 and serves as Advocacy Chair for the ACS Hawaii Pacific Board of Directors. Alberto lives in Ewa Beach and is in the U.S. Army in Chief Knowledge Management. He has been recognized by the League of United Latin American Citizens and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Why should others in your community get involved in ACS CAN?
Others in the community should get involved because the fight against cancer requires a multi-disciplinary approach and the whole body of knowledge and resources from government, industry, and academia. We always take in to consideration the needs of the patient, caregivers, and health professionals.
Why is being an ACS CAN volunteer important to you?
ACS CAN is the leading voice in the fight against cancer, we are the voice of patients, survivors, caregivers, health professionals, and many more. Our actions with lawmakers are very important.
Why are you a cancer advocate?
I am here today because my family tree is littered with this horrible disease. Two aunties, two uncles, and my grandpa were taken away. I have seen caregivers confronting their fears as their loved ones underwent the process. Cancer touches the entire Ohana. We started by finding out about the disease. We tried to maintain as normal a life as possible but we learned to let go when the time came. Now, I am an advocate fighting against cancer.
Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Hawaii.