Lung Cancer is an Important Cause to Many at AMLI

One of the things that makes me most proud of working for AMLI Residential the past 30 years is our FAMLI Volunteer program. The program connects AMLI residents and employees with local non-profit organizations. While some of these charities are chosen because of a connection to the community where our apartments are located, others are selected because of personal significance to AMLI team members. This is the case with LUNGevity, the nation’s largest lung cancer focused non-profit. […]

By |March 9th, 2016|FAMLI Volunteer|0 Comments

A Look at AMLI FAMLI’s Chicago Community Involvement

Life in an AMLI Residential apartment comes with a lot of perks. One of these, for individuals who are passionate about serving their communities, is the AMLI FAMLI volunteer program. The program affords residents who are committed to specific causes, as well as those who are interested in volunteering in general, with excellent opportunities to give back to their communities in meaningful ways.

Opportunities for involvement vary by region. To get a feel for the range and scope of volunteer opportunities residents have, here’s a look at three longstanding Chicago AMLI FAMLI volunteer partnerships. […]

By |August 28th, 2015|FAMLI Volunteer|0 Comments

North Texas Giving Day FAQs and More

It is a simple charity benefit event of grand design. Participating is as easy as visiting a website, identifying charities you want to give, and making a donation from your Dallas office or AMLI apartment home.

North Texas Giving Day is a day for those of us who live comfortably to help those who are less fortunate. And it is coming up on September 18. […]

By |September 15th, 2014|FAMLI Volunteer|0 Comments

AMLI FAMLI Volunteers Brighten Lives with Dec My Room in Houston

Spending time in the hospital can be hard on anyone; but for sick and injured children who have hardly ever spent a night away from home or their families, it can be especially difficult. It’s the knowledge of this and desire to make long-term hospital stays more comfortable for children on which Dec My Room was founded at Texas Children’s Hospital in South Central Houston in 2007. In the years since, the organization has expanded to other hospitals in Houston, as well as to others in Texas and around the country.

A non-profit that provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of others and benefits their community, Dec My Room is a natural partner for the AMLI FAMLI Volunteer Program.  […]

By |June 16th, 2014|FAMLI Volunteer|0 Comments

Your Voice Matters: Changing the Lung Cancer Conversation

Image courtesy of The LUNGevity Blog

Five years ago I held my best friend’s hand and watched her take her last breath. For the two-and-a-half years leading up to that moment, I watched Elyse fight a truly impossible battle against lung cancer. What I saw, shared, and felt shook me to my core. When Elyse’s fight ended at age 45, mine had just begun.

I recently read a blog that quoted Christopher Robin saying goodbye to his beloved friend, Winnie the Pooh: “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” The author said to imagine your lost loved one whispering this in your ear and in your heart as you move through life without him or her.

I have tried to turn my loss and sadness into something positive, and that has helped me do things I had never imagined I could. I am a passionate lung cancer advocate. Ask me about lung cancer, and I will tell you about Elyse and my amazing friend Jill, who was diagnosed five years ago at the age of 39 and also lost both of her parents, two grandparents, and her aunt to lung cancer. It’s hard not to care once you know the facts. […]

By |March 21st, 2014|FAMLI Volunteer|0 Comments