Wendy Glick

Daily Point of Light # 3557 Sep 21, 2007

Wendy Martin-Glick serves as the chair of the Aetna Volunteer Council in Fort Wayne, IN. She has been leading members of her office to support charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Fort Wayne and The Franciscan Center.

Wendy is an invaluable resource, advocate, and volunteer for the American Cancer Society (ACS) helping to raise over $150,000 in the last five years. Wendy has also volunteered over 2,000 hours in the last five years to help the society defeat cancer. Through her association with ACS, Wendy motivates her co-workers to get involved helping to make the ACS events very successful.

What drives Wendy to make a difference? In part, she draws on her own experience caring for her parents when they both battled cancer. Wendy helps cancer patients everywhere by dedicating herself fully to this cause. Wendy has led the Aetna Volunteer Council (AVC) to success in so many different ways. She serves as a committee member for the Northeast Allen County Relay for Life, helping that event raise more than $35,000. Wendy has sown her commitment not only as a leader, but also by encouraging others to take leadership roles. As a result, by stepping back, she has given people the chance to experience what volunteering has to offer.

Wendy invests an extraordinary amount of time and energy into various service projects and activities sponsored by the Volunteer Council at Aetna. She has assisted by organizing teams, recruiting sponsors, serving on the committee, organizing events, and inspiring others to fight against cancer. No wonder her fellow volunteer describe Wendy as "the first to arrive, and the last to leave." Last year, she provided additional help to the ACS by selling over $1,000 worth of daffodils. Wendy also organized a team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and helped with Project Linus, which directly benefits cancer patients everywhere.

She has organized multiple volunteer days at her office, facilitated multiple meetings for the Aetna Volunteer Council monthly meetings, helped run the Toys for Tots and Angel Tree drives the last three years (helping to collect and purchase over $6,000 worth of toys and clothing for the Salvation Army within the three years).

In short, Wendy finds a way to give of herself in many areas of her life and her devotion to volunteerism is an inspiration to all, in this light, she has nominated for and received runner-up status in the 2006 Aetna Voice of Conscience Award.