Karen Sharkey, Affiliate Chair, Central Florida Affiliate

Home Get Involved Volunteer Volunteer Appreciation Month Karen Sharkey, Affiliate Chair, Central Florida Affiliate

vam-karen-sharkeyKaren has exemplified the spirit of volunteerism by always “stepping up,” and pitching in to help her fellow volunteers. At her first affiliate meeting in Central Florida, she noticed that there were only a handful of volunteers at the meeting. She did not hesitate to sign up to help out.

“I found out about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in 1999 when my father was diagnosed. When he quickly passed away, I was in disbelief that there was so little being done for this disease. When I received an email saying that the organization was looking for volunteers, I knew I had to do something.”

She has been able to witness the progress we continue to make toward treating pancreatic cancer

“The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has the most comprehensive vision for changing the course of this disease. If someone wants to make a difference and be a force for change, volunteering for this organization is a wonderful way to accomplish that.”

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