Health

AIDS Rochester

Mission: AIDS Rochester leads a compassionate community effort within the eight county Finger Lakes region by providing a continuum of programs and services including education, prevention, advocacy and support services for people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Website: www.aidsrochester.org
Contact: Marcia Famolaro, 585-442-2220 ext. 3034
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving with nutritional program (preparing food, putting together health information packets, administrative help, helping with special events/fundraisers

American Cancer Society

Mission: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service

Website: www.cancer.org
Contact: Sadie Mueller 585-288-1950 ext. 103
Volunteer Opportunities: Cancer prevention program, organize fundraising/awarness events, serve on one of the four areas of Relay For Life: advocacy, cancer education, relay, and survivorship. Geneseo has Colleges Against Cancer, responsible for Relay for Life    cac@geneseo.edu

American Heart Association

Mission: To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke
Website: www.heart.org
Contact: Robbin Annello, 585-697-6270
Volunteer Opportunities: Educational and fund raising programs.

American Red Cross

Mission: Emergency response organization
Website: www.redcross.org
Contact: Northern Livingston County Chapter: David Parish, 585-243-7029 (Geneseo)
Greater Rochester Chapter: Sheryl Karch, 585-241-4000 (Rochester)
Volunteer Opportunities: Assisting with blood drive (receptionist, canteen, driver).  Other opportunities include: office assistance, craft shows, events.
Get Involved on Campus: Geneseo Red Cross | redcross@geneseo.edu 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Mission: Working to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease
Website: www.cff.org
Contact: Lyndsey Brown 585-546-5890

Volunteer Opportunities: Fund raisers (walk-a-thons, etc.) to find a cure for disease affecting children.

Friends of Strong Hospital

Mission: to promote the mission of Strong Hosptial, working with patient needs and supporting the hospital
Website: http://www.stronghealth.com/about/fos/index.cfm
Contact: Mary Collins 585-275-2420 (Rochester)

Volunteer Opportunities: Fund raisers, working with patients directly, or helping in the Family Waiting Room.

KATS (Kids Adjusting Through Support)

Contact: Stephanie D'Amico- Constantino, 585-624-5555 ext. 3222
Program Description: Coordinated through Camp Good Days and Special Times, KATS offers free servies to families who are coping with the serious illness or death of a family member.
Volunteer Opportunities: Children Coping Support Group, help with Camp Good Days and Special Times events

March of Dimes

Mission: Dedicated to improving the health of babies by reducing birth defects and infant mortality

Website: www.marchofdimes.com

Contact: Katie Cutaia 585-424-3250

Volunteer Opportunities: Office support, fund raisers, public relations, fairs, sponsorships and community relations.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Mission: Voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education

Website: www.mda.org

Contact: Christina Sherman 585-424-6560

Volunteer Opportunities: working at summer camp, annual tele-thon

National Kidney Foundation

Mission: Eradicating kidney disease and advocation of organ donation

Website: www.kidneynyup.org

Contact: Ben Rossi, 585-697-0874

Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with local programs, fund raising, special events and office work

Teresa House

Website: www.tereseahouse.org

Contact: Carol Cook, 585-243-1978

Program Description: A volunteer-powered Hospice program that provides round-the-clock comfort and caring for people in their last three months of life.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers spend time with residents and their families in a variety of ways