American Cancer Society Speaking Tour and Plug for NPAN
Every spring and summer for the past seven years, my wife Patti and I, accompanied by our adorable therapy dog Elvis, spend 2+ months traveling the country in our Airstream, lecturing to professional advisors on how to better advise clients living with chronic disease and other health challenges. Patti was diagnosed 11 years ago with multiple sclerosis. Our MS journey has taught us first hand many of the challenges those with health issues face. As traditional travel or vacations became too difficult, we sought a way to squeeze lemonade out of the proverbial lemon and found a way to both travel, and help others with health challenges. The list of speeches for this year’s efforts are almost all directed to building awareness about cancer and the incredible efforts of the American Cancer Society. See link below:
If you are located in any of the cities in which we are speaking, please join us. If not, please join us for the webinar that Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI) will be hosting to benefit the American Cancer Society. We’ll post information on LinkedIn before that program with registration details.
Building awareness among professional advisors (attorneys, CPAs, insurance consultants, wealth advisors and more), about planning for health challenges, makes an important impact. These advisors are in a unique position to help clients struggling with health challenges, and the many wonderful charities serving them. Over the years we have been given the opportunity to address scores of professional groups including many local councils of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, Society of Financial Service Professionals, American Bar Association, American Institute of CPAs, state and local bar organizations, state CPA societies, and many more. So many organizations, such as Printing for Less whom assisted with this flyer and others in the past, and people have been so welcoming and helpful in making these efforts possible. Thank you. All honoraria have been donated to many worthy charities helping those with chronic illness and other health challenges including: American Cancer Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, COPD Foundation, Hole in the Wall Camps, American Brain Foundation, and others. For our eighth year of adventure we have been afforded the opportunity to partner with and help an incredible organization, the American Cancer Society.
Relax, this is not a pitch for money, only for two minutes of your time to do something that could be even more important than writing a check.
Almost everyone has been touched by cancer. A dear and very close friend from law school days had his life cut short at too young an age to pancreatic cancer. My sister is a breast cancer survivor. My wife Patti’s father died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One of our closest friends is battling inflammatory breast cancer as I write this. My father lost a 10-year battle to cancer a year and a half ago. The list is much too long. While few people are fortunate enough to have six degrees of separation from cancer, the American Cancer Society has made, and will continue to make, incredible efforts to make that happen.
So, here’s the no-cost pitch…drum roll…. Join the American Cancer Society’s National Professional Advisor Network (NPAN). It will take a couple of minutes and doesn’t obligate you to anything more. Why is this so important? Because merely adding your name will add strength to the American Cancer Society’s efforts. Merely adding your name will keep the American Cancer Society name and mission in mind if a client, friend or loved one faces the challenges of cancer. For those advisors who might benefit, NPAN offers services to help support you and your clients in the community. NPAN gives you information and professional materials to enhance your client relationships – especially with those clients who are affected by cancer. For those of you who are don’t need these benefits, adding your name and reputation to the NPAN rolls will lend creditability to NPAN in its outreach efforts to other advisors. This could be the easiest pitch to say “YES” to that you’ll ever get hit with. If you’re not an advisor, email this flyer to your attorney, CPA, insurance consultant, wealth manager and trust officer. Encourage them to join NPAN.
It’s easy. Just click on http://www.Visit cancer.org/npan to join in this fight against cancer today, or call 1.866.332.3216 for more information.
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