Denise Adams has been volunteering for CURE Childhood Cancer for over seven years. Recently, we asked Denise if she would share with us about her experience. Her response was so incredible that we wanted to share it with you:
I became involved with CURE Childhood Cancer after friends lost their son to Ewings Sarcoma at the tender age of 7.
I was invited to the first Quiet Heroes luncheon, and as I sat at the luncheon looking around that room, at all these incredible moms who were going through this horrific battle, with tears running down my face, I knew I had to do more to help find a cure for this awful disease.
I didn’t have a lot of money to give, but I knew I could give what I do have – my time.
I first volunteered at Lauren’s Run about 7 years ago, and I was hooked! What an incredible day it was! Since then, I have been able to help with the Quiet Heroes luncheon, The CURE Christmas party and several other events.
I cannot put into words what CURE means to me – it has truly changed my life. The incredible staff, the amazing volunteers that work the events and help out in any way they can, makes me strive to be a better person every day.
One of the greatest blessings I have received from volunteering for CURE is the joy I see in my 17 year old daughter Rebecca’s face when she jumps in with both feet to volunteer alongside me. This is our thing; she doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to spend the day with our CURE family of volunteers and friends. As she heads off to college next fall, her dream is to become a pediatric oncologist so that she can help find a cure.
I ask you, do think I could be any prouder?
If you think volunteering is just about giving, you are so wrong! You will get so much more than you could ever think about giving. These precious kids and families will bless your socks off!
Thank you, Denise, for your passion and dedication to CURE Childhood Cancer. We truly appreciate everything you have done.