By Sarah Banks
In the months leading up to this year’s LA Cancer Challenge a group of amazing volunteers began making plans behind the scenes! The committee included nearly a dozen volunteers who had been introduced to the Hirshberg Foundation while participating in one of our past events. What began as brainstorming sessions quickly became a concise plan of how each person wanted to contribute to entertainment, raffle, sponsorship and community outreach. Everyone had a part to play and the contribution was astounding.
Thinking outside the box was exciting and challenging as the group explored new ideas to help make this years’ experience unique. Whether they attended every meeting or made calls and sent emails from home, everyone participated and brought their A-game! The end result was fun entertainment on the course, a raffle with higher ticket sales, new sponsorship, and outreach to more schools and community and business organizations.
For good friends Rosheen Erangey & Gina DeRosa the loss of Gina’s mom, Gayle Reed motivated them to join the raffle committee. Rosheen said, “Because we worked on the raffle it was great to see it in action. We were thrilled to actually see the winners so excited when their numbers were called”!
Volunteer Carol Poletti had never even attended the LACC before getting involved with the entertainment committee. “After seeing the event this year, I now have a clearer understanding of how everyone’s contributions came together. And based on the participants’ enthusiastic reaction, I’ve started thinking about what we could do for next year’s event!”
The Hirshberg Foundation wants to thank our LACC Volunteer Committee for joining us on this thrilling adventure!