Strength + Guidance
He's already one month into his new role and we are so grateful that Josh Kugelman has stepped up to lead as ASK's new president of the Board of Directors. Josh began his service with ASK in 2009 as a volunteer, helping at the ASK Walk and serving on a committee.
"I have been blessed to have two children who have not needed the services of ASK, but when I first learned about this organization (my kids were 6 and 4), I thought: What if tomorrow, I heard the words 'your child has cancer?' I would want a group like ASK there to support me," shared Josh.
Josh follows in the footsteps of Jodie Kitchens who served as president for the past two years, as well as participated as an ASK volunteer for years before that. While she is often seen enjoying our fun events with families, Jodie has never shied away from embracing and supporting our bereaved families, too. Her passion, commitment, and vision have set an example for us all.
Josh has big shoes to fill but we know his thoughtful management style, great sense of humor and most important, strong support for ASK's mission will guide us in how we respond and grow to improve the lives of children with cancer and the lives of the survivors of childhood cancer.
"When you see the challenges that present themselves to these beautiful children and their families, it is virtually impossible not to want to join in and help," Josh explains.
Life comes at you fast when you’re diagnosed with a life threatening disease and support is essential to survival. That's why we couldn't ask for better leadership than Josh for helping us to carry out the mission of making life better for children with cancer.
So, the next time you see Josh at one of our events, please say hi! And, if you're interested in ways you can share your time and talent, please click the button below. We welcome you to join us as a volunteer.