Our volunteer community plays an incredibly important role in helping us spread our message and keep our programs strong & moving. Today we wanted to highlight longtime B4BC volunteer, Margaret “Margo” Stoney.
Margo has been quite the utility player for B4BC over the years and we’re so thankful for her support. Read on to hear how she got started and what her most recent volunteer project was with B4BC…
“I volunteered for my first Boarding for Breast Cancer event about ten years ago – it was a board-a-thon at Crystal Mountain, Michigan. Since then, I’ve been involved with the organization in a variety of ways. Fundraising, volunteering at the booth, and I’ve even been lucky enough to do some graphic design work as well.
“Recently, I created a poster for their Skate the Lake and Skate the Coast events, which was a huge honor. Last year, I participated in my first Skate the Lake, an event that has always intimidated me because it means skating 28 miles around part of Lake Tahoe on a longboard. It ended up being an awesome experience, I skated the whole thing and didn’t wreck myself. I met a ton of cool people and even decided to do it again this year! So, that said, I was more than stoked to get to put together the artwork for the poster, t-shirt and website for Skate the Lake & Coast.
Through volunteering over the years, I’ve got to meet Tina Basich, one of my long-time snowboarding idols. I’ve learned the importance of staying healthy and active. I’ve heard some great success stories and most of all, I’ve helped other young people get educated on early breast cancer detection and ways to stay healthy and prevent the disease. It’s not something that’s easy to talk about, but B4BC has made it an approachable topic and has covered a lot of ground at events like Warped Tour and the US Open, which is why I’m always proud to support them.”
We truly couldn’t do what we do without the volunteer support of people like Margo. To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit