FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2012
Kalamazoo, Mich. – Glenna Kane has been named Event Chair for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life event in Kalamazoo County. This two-year commitment requires excellent leadership and communication skills, along with in-depth organizational planning, and approximately 20 volunteer hours per month.
As Event Chair, Kane is responsible for recruiting a full committee and developing a one-year plan outlining Relay goals – for both income and non-income purposes. Equally important, she will represent and serve as the “voice” for Relay for the entire community.
As the voice for Relay, Kane will speak at engagements that articulate Relay’s mission and explain how funds are used to help cancer patients and their families. She enjoys upholding ACS standards and goals, while educating the public on Relay’s mission, using her own personal story to create awareness.
“I lost my dad in 2006 to the disease,” says Kane. “I felt so helpless. Since my first Relay in 2006, and with the help of friends, family, co-workers, and my employer (Consumers Credit Union), I’ve helped raise over $60,000 in the fight.”
Kane’s passion also stems from the respect and deep understanding she has of the roles volunteers and staff play; and, the intrinsic value of the volunteer/staff relationship. “Relay’s ongoing success is driven by a caring network of ACS staff and volunteers who exchange ideas and provide feedback,” she adds. “This encourages success and provides awareness in the community about our fight against cancer.”
Additionally, Kane is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers and encourages specific position training that is offered at the division, region, area, and event level. Along with her vice chair, Kane organizes the event’s 24-hour track schedule; coordinates the logistics of each team location; and ensures safety standards are upheld throughout the event.
This year, June 9-10, 2012, starting at 10am at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, more than 60 teams and 1,000 individuals will participate in Kalamazoo County’s Relay For Life and the fight against cancer. Anyone who is interested can sign up now at www.relayforlife.org/kalamazoocountymithrough the morning of the event.
Glenna Kane is a Senior Loan Officer and Member Service Representative at Consumers Credit Union. She assists members so they can reach financial goals and achieve life dreams. Kane has been serving Consumers members since 1998.