Friday, July 5, 2013

Charitable Superhero of the Week: Ms. Ashley White





What happens when work and volunteering mix? A deeper understanding of the organization's mission. 

Ms. Ashley White interns at Wisconsin's Breast Cancer Family Foundation, an organization that provides educational programming to students and the community about cancer risk factors and the importance of early detection. In her internship, Ashley works on the organization's social media messaging and community building. But Ashley's always there to lend a volunteer hand when the organization needs a Charitable Superhero off the clock. Ashley says she volunteers because she has been blessed and wants to help others:
"I volunteer because I have been blessed with so much in my life and I want to share that with others. I want everyone to have access to things that make their lives easier, better, and happier. Currently I am working with Green Bay’s Breast Cancer Family Foundation social media, event planning, and public relations.  Currently we are getting prepared for the Titletown Bike Tour in July. Working with this non-profit organization has been such a rewarding experience. I have had the privilege to learn from and work with so many people who have battled Breast Cancer with amazing courage and strength; they are the true heroes."
 
The Titletown Bike Tour is one of the Breast Cancer Family Foundation's largest annual fundraisers. It draws a sizable crowd of cyclists from Wisconsin and surrounding states. Since it began in 2001, the event has raised over $500,000 to support the Breast Cancer Family Foundation's outreach programs. Ashley describes the event as inspirational:

"Last year I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Titletown Bike Tour for the first time. It was an inspiring experience, to say the least. There were people from all over Wisconsin, and even surrounding states.  From families to competitive bikers the turn out was diverse.  However each biker, no matter how small, was there to support cancer prevention in the heat of July!  I met people that truly inspired me with their drive to finish the race and positive attitudes.  It is difficult to put into words the kind-hearted people you meet at events like this, especially when you get to talk to them as a volunteer. Can’t wait for July 14th, 2013 to experience it again!"
There is still time to volunteer, donate, or ride in this year's Titletown Bike Tour. Visit http://bcff.org/titletown_information.php for more information and be on the lookout for this week's Charitable Superhero at the event!