Regional Realtor Dave Marcolla chairs the 20-member board of the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia, an organization that serves a five-county area, including Chester County.
He says his passion for this group's mission, which is to ensure all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community, comes from having had many of his family members battle cancer.
"Through CSCGP, we provide heartfelt support, education and hope to help adults and children affected by cancer," Dave says.
Cancer Support Community supporters are honoring the entity's 30th year of existence during 2023. The present organization was formed in 2009 via the merger of headquarters' staff of the Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club (legacy of comedian Gilda Radner). The Wellness Community of Philadelphia (in Fairmount Park) had opened in 1993, with Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley (in Warminster, Bucks County) opening its doors in 2003.
Dave is serving his third term on this board, and has been a volunteer and leader with the group for 10-plus years, previously being board vice-chair and chairing the CSCGP marketing committee, as well as spearheading fundraisers, such as the Gala and Pints in the Park events.
To support the group, join this month's fundraiser, Crazy Mixed-Up Bingo, on June 11 at Ben Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster. Game sponsorships also are available in honor of, or in memory of, someone for $100. After all, June is National Cancer Survivors' Month.
Dave says donations and fundraising proceeds are applied toward a comprehensive, professional program of education, social and emotional support to enhance the mind, body and spirit of people whose lives have been affected by cancer. "All of our programs and services are provided at no cost to our participants, known as our members, so there’s never a barrier for anyone who needs cancer support."
Additionally, Dave, MBA/C-RETS, ABR, SRS, SRES, recently opened a new brokerage, Marcolla Realty, based on his 20-plus years of sales, marketing, financial and real estate services experience.
To get involved with CSCGP locally, call Dave at 267.291.0400.