We sometimes hear what a great job we’re doing of providing educational information and services to the many women we serve. But to be honest, we couldn’t do it without the help of our many volunteers who spend countless hours aiding the staff in everything from compiling data to answering our Survivors Helpline to staffing a table at a health fair to stocking our storage room. It is with your help that LBBC is able to fulfill our mission of empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.
On Tuesday, April 13, we honored a handful of volunteers who went above and beyond to help LBBC.
The Ann Klein Volunteer Award was presented to Kathy DiGiorgio. Kathy’s compassion is evident in all that she does. With a smile on her face, she is willing to tackle any project, big or small. From reorganizing our educational materials to helping at outreach events her devotion and enthusiasm inspire us all. This award is named in memory of Ann Klein, who worked once a week in LBBC’s office for many years. A generous, dedicated and independent woman, Ann helped LBBC grow during its formative years.
The Lee Plamondon Volunteer Award was presented to Sarita Jordan. Sarita’s giving spirit has helped women across the country. She goes the extra mile by serving multiple weeks on the Survivors’ Helpline. She always find time to call a woman in need. She provides a listening ear, hope, educational assistance and inspiration. The award is named in memory of Lee Plamondon, one of the first LBBC volunteers trained to answer calls on LBBC’s Survivor’s Helpline. Lee played a vital role in educating the public and other LBBC volunteers about this service, which she believed could make a significant difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors.
The Paula A. Seidman Volunteer Award was presented to Danny Govberg, Ashley Cofone and the extended Govberg Jewelers Family in honor of their generous donation of jewels, watches, talent and commitment, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of our mission. The award is named in memory of Paula A. Seidman, a strong advocate for LBBC’s conferences and other educational efforts who believed LBBC’s programming should be accessible to all.
The Community Vision Awardwas presented to David Hall, banquet sales manager at the Philadelphia Loews Hotel. Year after year, David demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to multiple charities in our community, both professionally and personally. For close to a decade he has ensured that LBBC events are flawless and cutting-edge. This award is granted to an individual or organization that donated significant time or resources during the previous year to enhance the quality of life of women affected by breast cancer. In addition, the recipient acted as an advocate and worked to improve community awareness of LBBC and its services.
The Caregiver Award was presented to the family and friends of Lizann DeAngelis. We celebrate Lizann’s family and friends for their many years of support, enabling Lizann to focus on her health and well-being. From caring for the children to cooking meals, driving to appointments and making time to have fun, this group has smoothed Lizann’s journey. This award is granted to an individual or group that devoted meaningful time to caring for a relative, friend or colleague, helping her to feel supported, appreciated and loved and to have a good quality of life during breast cancer treatment.
For more photos of our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, click here. We can always use your help! If you’re interested in volunteering with LBBC, please email Lisa@LBBC.org.