Sara – Louisville, KY

sara-hollandSara is one of our most dedicated volunteers- helping week in and week out with data-entry & scarf distribution. Today, instead of getting into her volunteer duties, we sat down with her as our next  Face of Hope.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that has nothing to do with cancer.

I lettered in crew in college – and I wasn’t the coxswain- I was actually a rower!

How did you become connected with Hope Scarves? 

I sent my friend Allison a Hope Scarf when she was in treatment.  My daughter bought her a Hope Scarf bracelet at Nanz & Kraft.  My husband ran on an outrunning cancer team.  Through each interaction, I was really moved by the mission of Hope Scarves and wanted to do my part to help.  

What do you wish other people knew about Hope Scarves?

The passion of everyone who works here to share hope and love is contagious. ¬†It’s an awesome place to volunteer!

What would you tell someone who is thinking about sending a Hope Scarf to a friend facing cancer?

Do it! ¬†It’s like a lot of things. ¬†Everyone wants to do something to help, but you don’t know exactly what the right thing is… ¬†this is a meaningful way to just reach out and show support when you aren’t sure what to do.

What is one of your dreams or goals for the future?

I want to go to South Africa.  

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“To whom much is given, much is required” ¬†(And, I think Hope Scarves is a good example of this.)

If your friends or family had to describe you in a couple of words, what would those be?

(laughing) Feisty, organized, opinionated

Please share something you learned volunteering at Hope Scarves.

Although I’ve never had cancer, reading the stories and seeing how people face cancer so differently is moving¬†– each story is very different, yet¬†there is this common ground of hope. ¬†This extends beyond facing cancer – it’s so important to hold on to this as we face each day.

 

We have volunteer hours every ¬†Tuesday-Thursday 10am-noon. If you’d like to get in on the volunteer fun please sign up¬†at :

 http://www xwyhiwm.signupgenius.com/go/10c044da5a72aabfa7-volunteer