American Cancer Society Awards former CEO of the Ann Arbor YMCA, Cathi Duchon, the 2021 Development Volunteer Award for Excellence

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cathi Duchon was awarded the 2021 Development Volunteer Award for Excellence, a national honor in recognition of her distinguished service and leadership to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) development goals and mission.

While Duchon had always been a generous donor to ACS, her first leadership role began in 2012 when she was asked to join the committee of a fundraising event lead by Michigan Softball Head Coach Carol Hutchins, and in turn helped lead the Michigan Women’s Softball Team to become the first women’s team in the NCAA history to raise $1M for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Duchon continued to only further her involvement with the American Cancer Society by chairing ResearcHERS: Women Fighting Cancer of Michigan. With her business expertise, she helps recruit, mentor, fundraise, and empower women to support women-led cancer research.

“While I can’t begin to estimate just how many funds have been attributed to the American Cancer Society’s mission due to Cathi’s volunteerism, I can articulate the joy Cathi brings to our community. She can stand in front of a crowd and confidently advocate for survivors, caregivers, and the undeserved. She truly has the follow through we all dream of in a volunteer,” shared Abby Samuels Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society Michigan.

Volunteers are critical to achieving the American Cancer Society goal of saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. They operate side-by-side in a community of like-minded survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and participants who believe that the future can be free from cancer. If you are interested in becoming involved with the American Cancer Society, visit

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit 

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