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Angles in Our Midst (Robert Frommel)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
Several years ago, the Choral Society held a fundraiser and asked one of their memebers to present the money to the American Cancer Society at their breast cancer walk kickoff event. Robert Frommel gave them the money and ended up giving them a personal commitment from an Angel in Our Midst.

Robert Frommel; Making Strides Volunteer;  "Once I heard that first survivor speak and I heard the story, I could no longer stand idly by.  I had to do something."
  
Lori Perkins, the manager for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk had just the "something" for Robert to do. 

Robert;  "She handed me a badge that said 'Logistics Chair.'  I thought I was just going to volunteer a little.  I didn't know I was going to spend half my life with her."

Lori Perkins, American Cancer Society;  "He is my A-V person, he is my put up banners.  He is anything and everything that needs to be done to make events happen."

Lori , American Cancer Society;  "Robert is our man.  We don't have many volunteers that are men on our committee but Robert has been with us for four years."
  
Robert entered an environment dominated by women and it didn't bother him at all.  In fact, he stayed with the massive volunteer commitment.  He realizes that breast cancer touches us all.

Robert;  "I've lost a grandmother to cancer.  I've lost an aunt to cancer.  And just this spring, my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She's a brand new survivor.... so..."

Robert;  "If you've ever had anyone in your life affected by breast cancer or lost someone to cancer, you know why you're doing what you're doing."
  
This Logistics Chair has watched the Pensacola walk grow from 5,000 participants to more than 12,000  He's helped Pensacola reach the distinction of being the third largest Making Strides fundraiser behind only Miami and Orlando. 

Robert;  "You get a little emotional knowing that this is what you've been a part of.  This is the biggest thing in Pensacola and it's an amazing thing to be a part of it."
  
Still, for all of those big numbers, he only counts in "ones."
Robert;  "When I do hear the story of a new survivor ... I think about how much one person can do."

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