I know I have said it twice already this week, but LLS volunteers are the greatest! From our Patient Services volunteers and advocates, to our fundraising program participants to our in-office volunteers – they are all incredibly generous with their time, energy and support. They are in a word, selfless. And we are so thankful for them.
I would like to close out National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a bit of a tribute to two men who have influenced their communities to get involved and support LLS’s mission.
Robert “Spider” Cantley
Nicknamed for his long arms that came in handy as an installation contractor, “Spider” is our chapter’s longest-standing and largest single fundraiser. His fundraising “cume” stands at more than $20 Million. An incredible total stemming from his legacy event, the KGO Cure-A-Thon, a 24-hour radio-a-thon that ran on KGO News Talk 810 AM for 32 years and his own personal network. He fundraises for LLS every spring with tremendous success. He’s tenacious and spunky and we simply cannot thank him enough for his support all these years.
Light The Night Walk
We remember Honoree Vernon Piver as an incredibly devoted and caring man. He was also competitive. And it was his competitive streak that ultimately led him to top fundraiser status for our North Bay Light The Night Walk. The entire Fort Bragg community got behind him and his wife, Betty, embracing their wonderful Skunk Train fundraiser and supporting their team at the Walk each year. Vern’s passion for giving back shined in everything he did for LLS and his community; he truly championed the cause and we are grateful for having had him as part of our LLS family.