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The Voice features profiles of volunteers and the programs they are involved in, along with other news of interest to volunteers and those who donate their time to MD Anderson.

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A toast to the hosts

Since the 1950s, volunteer floor hosts have been on the go and ready to engage with inpatients and their caregivers.

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News briefs

New Patient/Family Center debuts

The Patient/Family Center and Cyber Center are combining services at a new location.

Moon Shots Program

MD Anderson has launched an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths.

Calendar of events

Coming up

Check out continuing education opportunities, the Patient Connection Workshop, What's New Walking Tour and I*CARE Video series.


Unexpected reunion rekindles friendship

Melanoma patient Ken Irving and patient advocate Gilly Agosto meet again, 11 years after their chance encounter on a plane on Sept. 11, 2001.

VEPS funds benefit patients, families

MD Anderson's 2012 annual Volunteer Endowment for Patient Support luncheon raised $100,000, increasing the endowment to $2.7 million.

Celebrating survivorship

MD Anderson celebrated survivors with a week of events and activities.

Volunteer questionnaire

A new Volunteer Interest Questionnaire gathers important information for the Department of Volunteer Services.

Volunteers honored by TMC

Two dedicated volunteers, Katie Hailey and Debbie Armes, were honored at the annual Texas Medical Center Salute to Volunteers.

Volunteers touted during special week

National Volunteer Week was a time to thank all volunteers for the collective impact they have on MD Anderson and its patients.

Clinic aide volunteers honored

MD Anderson clinic aide volunteers were recognized as the recipients of the 2012 Ainsworth Award.

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