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For the love of Lesley: why I volunteer for the American Cancer Society

...by Guenevere Millius On January 12, a Facebook notice popped up in my phone: “Today is Lesley Poirier’s birthday.” Indeed, it is, I thought. I met Lesley at work. She took over as the community outreach manager at South Waterfront Community Relations, one of my marketing clients. I did some research on her before we first met. It would be easy to be intimidated by Lesley at first glance. She was tall and striking, and she was literally a rock star. Before coming to Portland, she was a fixture in the San Francisco indie rock scene. She toured with Third Eye Blind, opened for Duran Duran, and auditioned for Hole. Beautiful Lesley, in her Glitter Mini 9 days. But from our first meeting, she

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