“A neighbor is not he whom I find in my path, but rather he in whose path I place myself, he whom I approach and actively seek.” — Gustavo Gutierrez
You’ve probably seen the signs in our lobbies or perhaps posted around campus or area neighborhoods. Perhaps you’ve also seen the static stickers on cars in our parking lot or in the windows of area businesses. Perhaps there is a sign in your own yard or car. Their message is simple, but important.
I Am Proud to Support the GRU Cancer Center.
What this represents is more than merely an understanding that the work we do here is important and beneficial. It represents a certain level of engagement by the community. It represents the idea the community we serve is just as proud as we are of the work we do here.
And that’s important.
You see, it’s easy to get lost in the work we do here. It’s easy to become so focused on the problems we strive to overcome and the breakthroughs we chase that we lose sight, for a second, of the people we are doing for. We don’t work for the GRU Cancer Center. We don’t work for Georgia Regents University. We work for the people of this community and the fact that it makes them proud should make us proud as well.