Missouri State Lead Ambassador
Jerry Neville from Springfield, MO has been a volunteer for ACS and ACS CAN for over 20 years. Jerry is a three-time survivor of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Stage 4 and credits research funded in part by the American Cancer Society for saving his life, which is one of his motivating reason to volunteer for ACS and ACS CAN.
What is your favorite memory from your time as an ACS CAN volunteer?
I have enjoyed working with the Missouri members of ACS CAN and seeing the results of their hard work and dedication. For the last three years our efforts with our federal legislatures has been very rewarding.
Why should others in your community get involved with ACS CAN?
It takes all of us to accomplish the goals for cancer research funding, access to health care and early detection. If anyone has an interest in these goals then ACS CAN is the organization for them. One person's voice may not be heard but many voices gain attention.
What is something unique about you and your state that you would like to share?
As a three-time cancer survivor I have seen the benefits of research. I feel that research has saved my life with the development of a new drug when none was available before. Through regular contact with our legislatures Missouri has been on the front lines of getting help with research funding. Way to go Missouri!
Want to join me in the fight against cancer? Fill out this form to sign up to be an ACS CAN volunteer in Missouri.