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Bobbi Hassenpflug

Bobbi Hassenpflug has been volunteering at Gilda's Club since May, 2002. She loves working at the reception desk 5 hours per week and taking care of the plant menagerie -- no small task! Being a "people person," she prefers the one-on-one contact and interaction with members, volunteers, visitors and staff. Her unique talent for listening to people is a very important component of volunteering at Gilda's Club when people call or come into the Clubhouse and want to talk about their experiences. Her enthusiasm and bubbly, outgoing personality is contagious. She is always amazed by how she learns something new every time she is in the Clubhouse. Bobbi loves the Gilda's Club philosophy of "Living with cancer no matter what the outcome."

Her husband, Hollis, died from cancer and she knows he "would have loved this place." After his death, she looked for volunteer opportunities and through this learned about Gilda's Club which sounded like a wonderful place. "Gilda's Club is an outstanding thing in my life," she says. "I feel it is so important to provide a place where people can come to enjoy themselves and get their minds off their illness." Thank you, Bobbi, for helping make this possible for people.

Did You Know?

“Gilda's Club has been a remarkably positive influence in the Seattle community. I think it is one of the single most effective cancer support programs that I have ever been associated with and I am delighted with what they have done.”

Henry G. Kaplan, MD
Medical Director, Swedish Cancer Institute

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