Relay for Life shares the following news with the community:
Kerry Seibert, chair of the Relay For Life of Aquidneck Island, is being recognized for her dedication and hard work in fighting cancer.
The American Cancer Society has named Seibert winner of the 2012 American Cancer Society Sandra C. Labaree New England Volunteer Values Award. The award recognizes volunteers in each state whose actions and service in the fight against cancer most exemplify the organization’s values.
Seibert has been a role model and volunteer since 2005. She got involved after losing both of her parents to cancer and seeing what cancer did to friends and family.
“I enjoy seeing our survivors on the track and love seeing the caregivers helping knowing that every year there are more survivors, thanks to money we've raised for research," she said. "I love to see the passion in our teams and volunteers knowing that every dollar we collect, we are one step closer to celebrating a ‘world with more birthdays’."
Her fellow volunteers describe Seibert as a tireless and dedicated leader. A volunteer who has helped hundreds of Rhode Islanders honor and remember loved ones who have battled cancer. Over the years, Kerry’s efforts have helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in the fight against cancer and to support local patients and programs.
This year, once again, you will find Seibert working behind the scenes to make the Relay for Life of Aquidneck Island a success. The Relay is being held on May 18-19 at in Middletown. For more information go to www.relayforlife.org/aquidneckislandri
Seibert is also organizing a fun to benefit this year’s event. It will feature a “bra art” auction with beautifully decorated themed bras in addition to more traditional table drawings. There’s still room for more crafters and vendors. The craft fair is at the in Middletown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 31. To take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award is named after the late Sandra Labaree of Maine. For nearly 25 years, Sandra was a devoted volunteer for the American Cancer Society and was a founding member of the New England Board. Sandy died of breast cancer in 2000 but her spirit and values live on through this award.