ABCD’s Community Commitment – a Longstanding Tradition
With so many different outreach opportunities, ABCD continues to spread the word of our one-to-one Match Mentoring and Helpline Mentoring services throughout various communities. Recently, ABCD Mentors and staff have participated in key events throughout Southeast Wisconsin.
In May, ABCD presented at Share the Care, the annual cancer conference serving Wisconsin’s tribal communities, sharing the podium with the Pink Shawl Initiative and Professor Sandra Underwood of University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (and an ABCD Board member).
June included participation in Dia de la Mujer Latina and Sankofa, both initiatives of the American Cancer Society. And as has become a tradition, ABCD was delighted to be one of the organizations supporting the ever-growing “Sisters Network Gift for Life Block Walk,” focusing on the medically underserved in the African American community.
Donna Johnson, an active ABCD Mentor and Ambassador, commented on ABCD’s participation in the Sisters Network event noting, “It is great that ABCD remains committed to mentors reaching out to people who are often overlooked, helping people in the central city and elsewhere in the African American community.” Another outreach event Donna recently attended was at True Vine Baptist Church’s annual community health fair and picnic.
Through outreach activities ABCD is able to promote free services, educate and recruit volunteers. Working at these events are members of ABCD’s Ambassador Corps, composed of volunteers, mentors, and staff. Outreach includes spreading the word about how one-to-one mentoring through ABCD Mentor Match or Helpline Mentor services strengthen the survivorship journey.
The summer and fall schedule remains busy. Highlights include health fairs at Manpower and Northwestern Mutual, as well as “Shimmy for the Cure” at the West Allis Wisconsin Athletic Club and an employee rally for Harley Davidson.
If you would like ABCD Mentors and Ambassadors to visit your faith community, community organization or business – whether in Southeast Wisconsin or other communities where are Mentor corps lives, please contact our Communications Department at 414.977.1780.