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Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Azusa Resident Named Chair of American Cancer Society’s San Gabriel Valley Leadership Council From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 | 2:04 pm HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! 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She is a dedicated leader in the community and has served as the President of the San Gabriel Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she was first introduced to the American Cancer Society twenty years ago and became a liaison to the Latino community.As a dedicated volunteer for two decades, Yvonne was the event chair for Relay For Life of Arcadia for two years and continues to be an active participant with the Arcadia Association of REALTORS© team. She served as chair of the Society’s Daffodil Days fundraising initiative and East San Gabriel Valley Leadership Council, representing the group on the Los Angeles Regional Council as well. She is currently a Legislative Ambassador with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and has met with legislators in Washington, DC and Sacramento. Additionally, she has served on the gala committee for the annual American Cancer Society SGV gala, which raises funds locally for critical research and patient services.In her role as the volunteer chair of the SGV Leadership Council, Yvonne will work with other Society volunteers to build partnerships, increase awareness of ACS free programs and services, raise funds to support the mission, and engage survivors, caregivers and the entire community to fight back against cancer.“Having worked at the City of Hope Medical Center for 35 years, I know how vitally important the Society’s services, support, research and advocacy are to the well-being of patients and their loved ones,” she said. “I’m excited to take on this challenge and look forward to making an impact by improving and extending the lives of cancer patients and building greater awareness through prevention outreach and education, particularly among our most vulnerable populations.”In addition to her volunteer work with the Society, Yvonne is also the president of Rebuilding Together San Gabriel Valley Foothills, a nonprofit that assists low-income residents, veterans and the disabled rehabilitate their homes. She is currently a co-chair of the Equal Opportunity Housing Opportunity Committee and received the Betty Dobkin Award, presented to individuals who make home ownership possible for low-income families. She is being installed on the 2016 Board of Directors for the Arcadia Association of REALTORS© and will serve on the Board of Directors for Events for Charity.Yvonne is a resident of the City of Azusa and her business is based in Arcadia, where she holds a NAR Green and “At Home with Diversity” designation. Her son, Daniel T. Petty, is a partner in her business and has also joined the American Cancer Society SGV Leadership Council this year as a new member. “It is one of the Council’s goals to mentor the next generation of volunteers and I’m very proud that my son will be joining our efforts to finish the fight against cancer!” Yvonne commented. “We welcome all community members who want to make a difference to get involved because we need everyone to work together to end this terrible disease.”About the American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991. The American Cancer Society believes that success in the fight against cancer is a team effort. Because of our shared commitment to wellness promotion and to improving access to quality health care, the Society partners with health plans on efforts to prevent cancer, detect it early, and improve the quality of life of plan members diagnosed with cancer. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.