cancer support community: To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community to enhance their overall well-being

Q| How long have you been a volunteer?
A| I began volunteering at Cancer Support Community (CSC) in 2001 after my first diagnosis with lung cancer.

Q| What made you interested in this particular cause?
A| My daughter thought I would be a good volunteer and convinced me to get involved because of my personal connection to cancer. Both my mother and an aunt died of cancer. My husband Jack and I owned a jewelry business for 25 years with our business partner, and when it was time to retire, I wanted to start giving back to the community.

Q| What kind of volunteer work are you involved with?
A| I greet anyone who is new to our CSC community, answer phones, and help with tribute and thank you cards.

Q| If you could do anything for the organization, what would it be?
A| The one thing I would like to do for CSC is help spread the word and let more people know about its programs and the resources that are available. I want everyone I know to let everyone they know about this community right here in St. Louis.

In the Words of cancer support community: “Known to many as ‘Bubbles,’ Lillian Bolozky is an essential and irreplaceable volunteer who shares her skills and loveliness with staff and members alike. Over the years, not only has she answered phones, done mailings and data entry, and greeted guests and members with a smile and kind words, she’s also helped coordinate Cancer Support Community’s tribute donation program by sending out notification cards to the families of those honored or memorialized and acknowledging contributions. She’s also done all the data entry for the Staenberg Family Foundation Cancer Services program since it started. Lillian understands firsthand what many of the CSC members go through since she is a lung cancer survivor who unfortunately was diagnosed again in 2013 and 2015. She understands now more than ever how important it is to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer. She was honored for her commitment to helping people impacted by cancer and for making a positive difference in the community as the individual honoree of the Marsha Wolff & Tina Borchert Inspiration Award at our Stories of Hope Gala last year.”


meet the cancer support community board
Mitch Baris, Donna Cohen, Fritz Clifford, Sunil Parwal, Colin Meadows, Katie Rapp, Robin MCClanathan, Jay Simon, Donna Heckler, Marty Oberman