ANDERSON COUNTY, SC -- Angela Stringer has been named executive director of the Cancer Association of Anderson after an intensive three-month search by the board of directors.

“We are so looking forward to a strong and healthy future with Angie as our leader,” CAA Board Vice President Sandra Martoccia said. “Her talents and her compassion for our community will blend beautifully with the needs of CAA and our patients. She has all of the skills needed to make CAA everything we’ve all hoped it can be in the coming years.”

She will begin work at CAA on January 19th. The charity, which serves Anderson County cancer patients, survivors and their families, was founded in 2003 by a group of cancer survivors, medical professionals and other interested people. It is the county’s only local cancer charity and is not affiliated with the American Cancer Society or any other national cancer charity.

Stringer is currently serving as Anderson County Communications Director. County Administrator Rusty Burns added, “My family has experienced cancer up close and personal more than once. The Cancer Association of Anderson walked through those trials with us. Although Angie will leave a giant gap in Anderson County government, her enthusiasm and passion to help others will be a tremendous asset for CAA. I am certain she will do an outstanding job in her new role as executive director and continue to make us proud.”

“This decision is bittersweet,” said Stringer. “It is with a heavy heart that I’m leaving a job which has afforded me great opportunities to work with many incredible people and to do so many wonderful things toward the betterment of our wonderful community. However, as a recent cancer survivor, I am excited by the chance to impact the lives of others who are battling this terrible disease. CAA was there for me and my family when we needed support. Survivors like CAA Founding Director Kathryn Smith and Mr. Burns’ wife Kay put feet to these words:

…the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. Corinthians 1:3-5

“I see this transition as an opportunity for me to do the same,” she concluded.

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