Megan Martin, Advocacy Chair, Phoenix Affiliate

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vam-Megan-MartinMegan decided to dedicate her time to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network because of its emphasis on the importance of grassroots action and its comprehensive approach to fighting this disease.

“They are tackling it from every angle with vigor – and so are the volunteers!” she said.

“Volunteering has helped me immensely in terms of growing my career. While I certainly had skills gained in college, I hadn’t had the opportunity to utilize those skills in a professional setting. After first getting involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as the Phoenix Affiliate’s Media Relations Chair, I put together a portfolio of my public relations volunteer work and it helped me secure my current job. My volunteer experience helped me stand out from other recent college graduates.”

Megan has always been in a leadership volunteer role with the affiliate. Certainly she realized that taking on this level of volunteer work and putting in quite a few hours would take away some of her “free” time, but it’s not burdensome when you know you are making a difference, she said.

“I learn something new every day and I’ve developed friendships that will last a lifetime, because I took that first step and got involved.

“I strongly encourage others to consider volunteering, too. You have the opportunity to enter this fight at the ground level and witness change happen. There is progress to be made and lives to be touched, and your actions as a volunteer can make a world of difference!”