Through the service of nearly 2,000 volunteers across the country, the lives of colorectal cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers are greatly improved, and we grow closer to ending this disease together. In this Q&A, get to know Jill Loftus, a passionate and dedicated Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer from Denver, and consider becoming one yourself.
Can you tell us about yourself and your connection to colorectal cancer?
My name is Jill Loftus, and I have been a pediatric occupational therapist for over 20 years. I have always had a passion for helping people. That’s why I volunteer with the Alliance. My mother passed away about four years ago, and a wonderful friend just lost her battle in one year right after she turned 40. My sister-in-law is a survivor of CRC.
Why did you sign up to volunteer with the Alliance?
My mother was an active member with cancer organizations when we were growing up. She even started her own in our hometown. I know how much her story and passion for helping others mattered. I want to take my experience and share them to support others.
What have you found most rewarding about your volunteer service?
How do you think volunteerism impacts the mission to end colorectal cancer?
I think that CRC is on the rise, and it’s important to get the word out about how you can save your life with early detection.
Can you share a memorable moment you’ve had while volunteering with the Alliance?
When I volunteered and attended the Blue Hope Bash Denver in 2021 with eight of my closest friends, and my sister flew in from NY!
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In this Q&A, get to know Ashley Bowman, a passionate and dedicated Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer from Chicago, and consider becoming one yourself.