Voices of Hope

Who Are Voices of Hope?

Voices of Hope are empowered cancer survivors and caregivers who share their personal stories of their cancer journey while inspiring others to support the mission of the American Cancer Society. Serving as highly visible models of personal victory over the disease, Voices of Hope offer inspiration to cancer survivors, caregivers, family, and friends, while encouraging involvement with the American Cancer Society.

Voices of Hope are selected and trained based on their commitment to the mission of the Society and their willingness to share their cancer journey. These extraordinary volunteers inspire hope in the fight against cancer, empower others through hands-on engagement with ACS events and communities, and move others to take action and help attack cancer from every angle.


Request a Voice of Hope 

Click the button below and you will be directed to the request form. Note that we are continuing to build our program into new parts of the country! We make every effort to connect requests with a nearby Voice of Hope. If you are interested in a virtual speaker, we will still do our best to select someone who is local to your event.


Meet some of Our Voices

Click on the links below to learn more about some of our Voices of Hope!

Selected Voices

Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our Voices to get you started:

CJ Heisler

My ACS journey started in June of 2003 when I was invited to participate in the local Relay For Life. I had no idea what Relay For Life was at

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Debbie McDonald

My  name is Debbie McDonald.  I live in Alvin, Texas with my husband, Lou.  We have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren.  Family time is important to us.  We are

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Jennifer Barnes

     My involvement with the American Cancer Society began in 1989 when I became my grandmother’s caregiver after she was diagnosed with colon cancer.  I participated in a local

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Do you know someone with a unique story to share? Self nominations welcome!

Are you a Voice of Hope who recently spoke at an event?

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