Welcome to Renee!February 10, 2010
Renee Bennett is one of our best buds here at Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC). She is also a young adult cancer survivor, and totally devoted to our cause. So devoted, that she recently decided she wanted to ramp up her support of YACC in a big way by working here!
We want to give a huge shout-out to Renee for volunteering her mornings, three days a week, to help us out with Shave for the Brave 2010. The 5th Annual Shave is gearing up to be the biggest and baldest yet, so we couldn’t be more pleased about her involvement. (Not to mention, we just happen to like her a whole lot!)
This isn’t the first time Renee has offered her skills and experience to the benefit of YACC and the young adults we serve. Her first connection was as a participant of Retreat Yourself 2007. She often speaks about how the first day of this weekend overwhelmed her and she wanted to go home. But she didn’t. And will tell you herself that she’s SO glad she didn’t as it simply changed her life.
Since this event, Renee has attended both Retreat Yourself and Survivor Conference events as both a participant and a peer supporter. She became a member of YACC’s Young Adult Advisory Board and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Renee, I hope you prepared yourself for working with a bunch of crazies like us, but I know we’ll be a super team. It’s a bonus since you’re volunteering, you can’t really be fired!
So join me in welcoming Renee into the YACC fold! In the words of Renee herself, “Can I get a Hey, Hey?” “HEY, HEY, HEY!”