Congratulations to Pat Wyble, a head storekeeper at the Jackson Service Center, for winning the second annual “Tell Your Story” Facebook Contest. Her volunteer story had the most likes, shares and comments, earning her organization a $500 grant.
Pat has volunteered for the American Cancer Society for the past 17 years. Her current role is to oversee the preparations and planning of the Jackson County Relay for Life, including logistics, entertainment and publicity of the event.
“As a volunteer I have met hundreds of special people–people with heart wrenching stories and many more with heroic outcomes,” said Pat.
The award money will go towards programs and services such as Hope Lodge, a free home away from home for those undergoing cancer treatments; Road to Recovery, a program that assists in transporting patients to hospitals or clinics for treatment; or to the local wig bank to supply free wigs and/or hats to patients after they have lost their hair.
The Relay for Life of Jackson County brings in around $350,000 each year toward the fight against cancer. “It’s an amazing amount of money, and it’s literally done with a hundred here and a two-hundred there…It all adds up,” said Pat. “Everything adds up.”
To learn more about the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org