Volunteer Spotlight: Debi Evans
Volunteers make the work the Living Beyond Breast Cancer staff does every day possible. From in-office support to event staffing and peer helpline calls, people like you help us strive toward our vision of a world where no one with breast cancer feels uninformed or alone.
To celebrate the people who devote so much of their time to LBBC’s programs and resources we’ve started Volunteer Spotlight, a series to share more about who they are and why they do what they do.
Debi Evans, 66, is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Living Beyond Breast Cancer Community Connector.
What’s your favorite thing about volunteering in your community?
My favorite thing about volunteering is the fact that I meet so many amazing people. I've heard stories that make me humble and grateful for the life I have, and I dispense educational information that is helpful for people’s journey through cancer. I was in the first group of Living Beyond Breast Cancer Community Connectors and it was such a privilege—I still feel like a Connector. I feel my community is underserved when it comes to trusted information, so I feel committed to getting out the best and most reliable information that I can. I keep LBBC brochures in my car at all times, because you never know when you may need to help someone.
What’s the most unique volunteer activity you’ve ever done?
I think working the LBBC table at a NASCAR event at Dover Downs in Delaware was probably the most interesting. I had never been to an auto race before, and I met so many interesting people that weekend. It was a wonderful experience.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
Volunteering is my passion and I would do it as a career if I could. My coworkers laugh because they say I'm the only person they know that uses vacation time to volunteer all day.
When you’re not volunteering, what are people likely to find you doing?
When I'm not volunteering I am usually with my mom; she's a 27-year survivor (triple-negative) and 90 years old. I'm also a Girl Scout Leader and I love making gift baskets.
Thank you to Debi and all of our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for LBBC, visit our page on volunteering.