My name is Carol Esposito and I am proud to say that I have been an active volunteer at The Maurer Foundation for nearly 20 years. My husband John and I met with Dr. Virginia Maurer in September of 2000 for a consultation regarding my breast cancer diagnosis. After surgeries, subsequent Treatment with drugs to destroy or slow down the growth of cancer cells. Often referred to as systematic treatment, because it acts throughout the body, as opposed to localized treatments, like surgery or radiation. treatments and finally “on the road to recovery”, I received an informational newsletter from The Maurer Foundation which mentioned they were looking for interested volunteers.
I called, was interviewed, and hired! YAY … and can I tell you how WONDERFUL it’s been ever since. I have met so many truly dedicated and compassionate individuals these past 20 years – albeit staff, Board of Directors, strangers, other volunteers … you name it —I’ve met many people from different walks of life – young, old, in-between, along with a wide variety of talents and expertise. We all know that it takes a village – and the Maurer Foundation has the right stuff – especially with Dr. Maurer’s guidance.
I continue to volunteer because I can – and it certainly feels good to be able to HELP a not-for-profit organization in whatever way I can. My “jobs” have been varied – assisting in mailings (SOME pretty big ones), helping out at golf outings (SOME sunny, SOME not-so-sunny), and being a part of bigger and fancier events like the Pink Diamond Gala!
If I had to narrow down the reasons why I’m still volunteering, the main one would probably be because it’s another good reason to get together with the many BEAUTIFUL friends I have made along the way. Friends who volunteer together, stick together!
I have ALWAYS believed in the MISSION of the foundation … offering breast health education that focuses on prevention, healthy lifestyle and early detection. So with that being said, I will continue to volunteer for as long as they need me and for as long as I’m able to.