Meet the Long Island University Post Genetic Counseling Graduate students, the T.E.A.L.®-nominated Volunteer of the Month for June!
This group of 12 Masters students began volunteering with Tell Every Amazing Lady® at the start of their studies to become genetic counselors.
The students volunteered at the 11th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run by ensuring that the trail was safe for participants.
Later, they volunteered in the T.E.A.L.® Community Center in Brooklyn, where they worked on a variety of projects. Notably, they created and led a workshop to educate the community on hereditary cancer and how genetic testing may help those with a family history of this ovarian cancer.
Several months later, when the COVID-19 crisis brought uncertainty and restricted work ability, the LIU students reconnected with T.E.A.L.®, supporting the ovarian cancer community digitally. They took on a range of jobs from their homes, from identifying resources to keep ovarian cancer survivors healthy to finding funding opportunities for the organization during these difficult times.
The LIU students recognize the communal power of their volunteer work.
Elizabeth, a student in the program, feels that “volunteering with T.E.A.L.® was an eye-opening experience that showed me how a group of people who have been affected by a disease can come together and have the power to change lives and help others in need.”
The students encourage anyone considering volunteering with T.E.A.L.® to do so. Volunteering not only helps those affected by ovarian cancer, but also provides a valuable lesson in giving back and the strength of a community, they said.
Have you heard? We now have a Volunteer of the Month nomination program! We’re highlighting one volunteer each month as a way to say thank you for the outstanding work you put in.
We need your help! Nominate yourself or another volunteer for a future month.