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<updated>Helpers:</updated> Volunteering couple says do your part to make the world a better place

Helpers: Volunteering couple says do your part to make the world a better place

In the final instalment of our Helpers series, we introduce you to Renée and Ray Joly, a Sudbury couple who encourages everyone to “step up to the plate” for their street, their neighbourhood and their community
<updated>Helpers:</updated> When it comes to helping, put your passion to good use, volunteer says

Helpers: When it comes to helping, put your passion to good use, volunteer says

Meet Denise Hyde, a retired public health nurse, who channels her volunteer efforts into health care
<updated>Helpers:</updated> She beat the odds on cancer and continues to give back

Helpers: She beat the odds on cancer and continues to give back

‘The most rewarding aspect of volunteering is making a difference in someone’s life’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Keeping her daughter’s memory alive has raised nearly $1M to fight cancer

Helpers: Keeping her daughter’s memory alive has raised nearly $1M to fight cancer

Pina Cotesta’s daughter Laura’s losing fight against cancer has been an inspiration for a generation of Sudbury school children who raised tens of thousands of dollars every year through the Kids Caring For Kids Cancer Drive
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Sharon Beck is a lion of a volunteer

Helpers: Sharon Beck is a lion of a volunteer

‘Your volunteer heart opens when you give your time to an organization’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Sue Lekun knows all about putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

Helpers: Sue Lekun knows all about putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

With decades of volunteering under her belt, she says find a cause ‘that’s near and dear to you’
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Supporting families at the hospice and caring for the needy

Helpers: Supporting families at the hospice and caring for the needy

Leonie and Aldé Bedard have been dedicated local volunteers for decades
<updated>Helpers: </updated>Ellen Blasutti welcomes patients at Northeast Cancer Centre’s info desk

Helpers: Ellen Blasutti welcomes patients at Northeast Cancer Centre’s info desk

Volunteer for something you love to do, and don’t feel pressured to move on from a position you truly enjoy, she says
<updated>Helpers:</updated> There doesn’t seem to be a sport John Roberts hasn’t volunteered for

Helpers: There doesn’t seem to be a sport John Roberts hasn’t volunteered for

Teacher, coach, mentor: John Roberts said his decades of volunteering have been incredibly rewarding
<updated>Helpers:</updated> Being a volunteer isn’t just rewarding, it’s inspiring

Helpers: Being a volunteer isn’t just rewarding, it’s inspiring

Meet Mary Guy, who both lives with the movement disorder dystonia and volunteers her time to raise funds and offer support to others living with the condition