It truly does take a community of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and supporters to help advance the mission of the American Brain Tumor Association. With that in mind, we developed the ABTA CommYOUnity™, a nationwide grassroots volunteer network, where YOU are the center of all that we do. We are proud to have the first nationwide brain tumor volunteer network dedicated to serving the brain tumor population and cause by extending the ABTA's reach to more people, in more places and in more meaningful ways.
By joining the ABTA CommYOUnity™, you will be part of a large and growing movement consisting of passionate individuals from across the country working together to make an impact in the brain tumor community.
Your personal talents will make an impact and you can choose volunteer activities that match what interests you most with the ability to have flexible scheduling.
Join us and discover how rewarding it is to be a part of the ABTA CommYOUnity™.
The ABTA CommYOUnity™ will connect volunteers at the grassroots level in four core areas to transform the brain tumor experience across communities nationwide. Learn more about the different opportunities that we have in each of the core areas by clicking on an option below. If you need additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch ABTA President and CEO Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, share her insights about the brain tumor cause, and how the ABTA CommYOUnity™ will help reach more people, in more places, in more meaningful ways.
Karma Punwasi is a member of our CommYOUnity™ Volunteer Network and has been volunteering with the ABTA since 2014. Karma became involved with the ABTA after she learned her husband, Martín Romero-Sanchez (also a member of our Volunteer Network) was diagnosed with a grade 3 Astrocytoma and grade 4 GBM in August of 2012. She advocates locally in her Texas community by volunteering at the BT5K Dallas event and throughout the year. Karma has also become a voice for the brain tumor community by advocating at the national level as a speaker on the Patient Panel at the ABTA's National Patient & Family Conference.
“My husband and I were honored to share our story and were surprised to receive feedback that our "day to day grit" was so inspiring,” Karma says, “We are determined to live our lives with the same tenacity as before our diagnosis and if sharing our story helps others to do the same, then we gladly accept the opportunity.”
Karma has truly become a powerful force in the fight against brain tumors.