Once a week, for the past eight years, Alvin Goldstein has donned a royal blue volunteer smock and a bright smile to greet Winship Cancer Institute patients. "I decided to start volunteering after I lost my wife to brain cancer, explains Goldstein. "She was treated at Winship and we were so pleased with the excellent care we received. I wanted to give back."
He ended up giving back in big way. To date, he has logged more than 1,200 hours staffing the plaza level concierge desk and taking the hospitality cart to the infusion center and patient waiting rooms.
"Everybody knows Alvin's name," says DaVida Lee-Williams, Director of Winship's Patient and Family Resource Center. "He's had such a great impact on our patients and their families. Because of his dedication and commitment, he's made a big difference at Winship."