Volunteer of the Month – Jody Eifert

jody-eifert-volunteerJody Eifert is the Lung Cancer Care Coordinator and Nurse Navigator at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis. She lovingly cares for her lung cancer patients and never stops looking for ways to improve their journey.

Two years ago, Jody noticed that some of her patients struggled to get to their medical appointments and treatments. They either lacked a means of transportation or someone to drive them.

The A Breath of Hope Ambassador Program had recently been added to A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s programming and Jody was able to find a grant to help pilot this new program at Abbott Hospital.

The Ambassador Program uses carefully screened and trained volunteers who have experienced lung cancer in some capacity to drive patients to and from their appointments, or offer encouragement and companionship. Jody was influential in piloting the Ambassador Program and continues to refer lung cancer patients to A Breath of Hope where they are matched with caring volunteers.

In 2015, Jody joined the A Breath of Hope Board of Directors where she brings a unique patient advocacy perspective to the board.

In addition to those large commitments, Jody is a lead volunteer at the A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walks in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Jody generously gives her time to advance A Breath of Hope’s patient support and awareness programs and we are so grateful.

Thank you for all you do, Jody!