Volunteers Making an Impact

Brenda Riordan, a CanCare volunteer,  is a finance manager at Northside Hospital in Atlanta and she’s also a breast cancer superhero — “Super Brenda.”  When her colleague, Ann Nix, was diagnosed with breast cancer, Brenda didn’t hesitate to guide Ann through her cancer journey. When asked what her favorite superhero was, Brenda replied with Sesame Street’s Grover. On the last day of Ann’s infusion, Brenda put on a Grover costume, complete with a pink cape, which brought a huge smile to Ann and the infusion patients.

Brenda has survived two bouts with melanoma, and through CanCare, has been a caregiver to many cancer patients. Thank you, Brenda, for using your kindred experience to bring hope, joy and encouragement to those going through their own journey, and therefore, helping to expedite the healing process.

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CanCare is a valued and valuable partner with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, the Winship Cancer Institute and our patients and families. I have seen remarkable relationships form between these volunteers who understand what the experience is like, first hand, and the newly diagnosed person navigating this difficult journey. I have great respect for all these CanCare volunteers.

Marilyn Margolis

CEO, Emory Johns Creek Hospital


CanCare has provided amazing emotional and spiritual support to our Johns Creek patients. CanCare has added another supportive dimension to our community that is battling cancer.

Stephen Szabo, MD