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Massachusetts State Lead Ambassador

February 4, 2019

Patti Morris   Patti at Strides

Patti Morris has been with ACS CAN since 2005, and with ACS since 1999 as a Team Captain, Event Co-Lead, and ELT Member for the Relay For Life of Abington. The past few years, Patti has led the ACS CAN tent at the Boston Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, planning the activities, recruiting volunteers, and ensuring that participants have the opporutniy to take action.  She is the recipeint of the 2017 Denise Merrill Advocacy Fellowship, a honor given annually to an ACS CAN volunteer the embodies the spirit and mission of ACS and ACS CAN.  Patti works for a local resale store as a district manager, and lives in Bridgewater, and says becoming the SLA for Massachusetts and helping to pass the Tobacco 21 legislation are two of her proudest moments as an ACS CAN volunteer.

Why are you a cancer advocate?

Far too many (28) of my family members have had cancer, fought & survived or lost their battles. My mom passed in October of 2018, after her third battle with cancer. My sister is currently battling pancreatic cancer. My dad is in remission from bladder cancer.  Enough!

Why is being an ACS CAN volunteer important to you?

It is important to me because I want to make sure that my voice is heard for those that can't have their voices heard. It is important that we continue to fight for funding for cancer research.  I want one day for my grandchildren to be able to ask me "what was cancer". I never want to lose another family member or friend to cancer. I never want to hear the words again "you have cancer" or have anyone hear those words.

Why should others in your community get involved in ACS CAN?

To have their voices heard on the important issues that ACS CAN deals with.

Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Massachusetts.