Cancer Support Community
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Volunteer Salute

Jean Gerding

We Nominated Her, and She Won: 

Jean was honored at the Komen Survivor Luncheon on April 22, 2012

It’s highly appropriate that Jean joined the Cancer Support Community’s Strides for Hope running team because taking everything in stride, and with pride, is exactly what defines her breast cancer activism. With a healthy sense of humor about life and its challenges, as well as extraordinary compassion for anyone fighting breast cancer for herself or with a loved one, Jean makes a true difference in the Greater Lehigh Valley’s breast cancer movement, and beyond. Her activities include participation in various support groups, serving as a mentor for the newly diagnosed, speaking at awareness events, advocating for the PA HealthyWoman program, and participating in the Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure. Diagnosed over 10 years ago, Jean is a constant source of inspiration, extending the arms of friendship to anyone in need while motivating an entire community to keep up their spirit and act as one family to fight breast cancer.

To learn about volunteer opportunities at the Cancer Support Community, contact Becky Morgan at or 610-861-7555.