Cindy Mrotek has been involved with the Foundation for just a few short years but already has a long list of contributions to prove her passion and commitment to the Foundation’s mission.
Cindy lost her mother to cholangiocarcinoma on Christmas Day of 2016. As a mother of young children, Cindy remembers how extremely hard that day alone was in and of itself. It was during the week of her mother’s initial diagnosis that she met Katie Glenn (CARE Team and Team CCF), whose father had received the same diagnosis in the same week. Over time a friendship developed between the two caregivers. When Melinda Bachini, CCF Advocacy Coordinator, reached out with an invitation for Katie to join the CARE Team, Katie immediately knew Cindy would be an incredible addition.
Cindy jumped into the newly founded CARE Team role with a genuine and ambitious attitude. She was an integral part of planning the CARE Team’s first events in Chicago which included a fundraiser, mini-symposium, entertaining the entire marathon team, planning and organizing all aspects of the event and more! Additionally she has a creative knack for spreading awareness - as she helped initiate the green light bulb campaign to light up communities, hospitals and homes to spread CCF awareness. The Prudential Buildings and the Wrigley Building in Chicago will be lit green this month thanks to her contributions.
She attended her first annual conference with the Foundation this January and while there arranged, planned and completed a spontaneous podcast interview, as well as started the Foundation’s new CCF Awareness page on Facebook. She is an incredible volunteer with an immensely positive attitude, a heartfelt desire to make a difference, and an equally strong work ethic which makes all her ideas a reality. The Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank her for the generosity of her time, skills, talents and passions which she has so freely shared. It is a privilege to honor her as the Volunteer of the Month.