One of the Columbus Cancer Clinic’s faithful volunteers, Sue Gordon, has been named Volunteer of the Year in Columbus CEO Magazine’s 2018 Healthcare Achievement Awards.
Sue has been volunteering with the Columbus Cancer Clinic for eight years. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor and has found a passion for serving others. Sue is thoughtful, passionate, and dedicated to “taking care of those no one pays any attention to,” embodying LifeCare Alliance’s and The Columbus Cancer Clinic’s founder, Catherine Nelson Black’s, original mission.
The Columbus Cancer Clinic began in 1921 and is the nation’s oldest free cancer clinic, where high-quality cancer prevention, early detection, home care, and emotional support services are offered to families in central Ohio. CCC was founded by Catherine Nelson Black in 1921, and has been a part of LifeCare Alliance since 2005. Without the help of volunteers like Sue Gordon, the Columbus Cancer Clinic would not be able to help as many area residents in need.
Sue has taken on many duties during her experience at CCC, including front desk work, weighing patients, taking blood pressures, and listening to patients concerns who are going through cancer testing. In addition to the volunteer services she provides, Sue also is involved with the Grossman Ray Group, adopts a family during the holidays, and raises money and other donations for the clinic.
As LifeCare Alliance’s CEO Chuck Gehring explains it, “I don’t know how you replace people like Sue. She is a crusader for this stuff and has been wonderful and helped out clients I know independently over the years.”
It is unmistakable that Sue Gordon cares deeply about the clients she works with, and has a true gift of Nourishing the Human Spirit.