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Hello, My Name Is Shannon

Reported by Convoy of Hope

Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Shannon — a volunteer at our recent Sioux City Community Event — has gotten us off to a head start. After volunteering in the National Breast Cancer Foundation tent all day, she left us this note.

Hello, my name is Shannon, I’m 19 years old, and I attend nursing school in Iowa. Today while volunteering I told people the importance of early screening for breast cancer. The reason I came today was [because] I was want to make a difference in peoples lives, and telling them about preventative measures for breast cancer could potentially save their life.

I know from experience the importance of catching breast cancer at an early stage. My Aunt and Grandma both are breast cancer survivors. Just telling someone to get their yearly mammograms is important.

I would like to volunteer to inform people about breast cancer and how life-threatening it can be. Also, I want to fundraise at my college to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation through Convoy of Hope. Reaching out to others about breast cancer awareness is my ultimate goal … and to spread the word about Convoy of Hope.

Wow! We’re grateful for incredible volunteers like Shannon who come ready to serve, then leave changed and ready to serve more!

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