WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Joel Steinberg was recently given the first-ever 2016 Heart and Soul Award for Westchester County, which is presented to an individual who encompasses the mission of the Society through volunteerism and participation in events and mission initiatives.
The award was presented by Doreen Semel, a volunteer and member of the American Cancer Society’s Westchester/Rockland County-based board.
“Joel brings an extraordinary commitment to excellence, steadfastness, strength, honor and uncompromising integrity when it comes to saving lives and celebrates life,” she said.
Finding support in American Cancer Society-led programs after his own diagnosis, Steinberg rallied his community of neighbors and friends to join Relay For Life, support breast cancer awareness through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Westchester walk at Manhattanville College, supported distinguished events and advocacy efforts relating to cancer.
“The presentation of the Heart and Soul Award and the Evening of Hope event is just one more opportunity to say thank you to some of our area’s most dedicated business and community leaders as well as our top volunteers and fundraisers,” said Sarah McCannon, senior community manager for the Society in White Plains. “As a volunteer led organization we are always looking for new individuals to join us. From helping patients with everyday needs to leading community events to assisting with day-to-day office needs, our volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Cancer Society,” she said.
There are 17 Relay For Life events are scheduled in Westchester and Rockland throughout May and June. To learn more visit this link . Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is on Oct. 16, at Manhattanville College. To learn more visit this link. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit this link or call 800-227-2345.
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