THE SERVICE HERO SHOW
Recently I was asked about “The Service Hero Show.” Why did I start it?
First of all, my name is Tamara L. Hunter. I am the President and Co-founder of a nonprofit, Chemo Buddies for Life (CB4L.org). CB4L.org is a 501c3 that was founded to ease the suffering of isolation experienced by many affected by cancer. We are healing through connections within the buddies’ network. It doesn’t matter to us what treatment the buddy seeks, be it traditional, alternative or adjunctive. Our stand is to have a buddy, be a part of a community, face it with another; become a buddy for life!
With the knowledge that this program is needed by nearly everyone in the world, starting a program that no one had done before; huge. Nearly everyone in the world has been affected when you realize we serve both the patient and those who love and support them, plus we are global due to the delivery method… the internet.
As I started to work closely with my buddies, I found some were ready to give up due to the bad news too many heard on the news. When invited to speak on a stage in Phoenix spring of 2018 I received a challenge from videographer, Tasha Cooney, for, “365 days of awesome.” I took the challenge. The challenge was to create video content however you felt it would benefit your cause or mission. Since I was not comfortable with “Lives” I decided that would be the best idea.
The next step, what type of 365 days of Lives would I do? In working it out with one of my mentors, Allison Larsen, I found I am all about serving, sharing, inspiring, building up people, and celebrating their success. Thus, the second part of the show, “Celebrate Success Through Service.”
The very first show which was a “Live” in my side yard was on May 27, 2018, and lasted for three minutes and twenty-one seconds. My very first Service Hero was, Kris Miller. Since that day, I have now done between 400 – 500 shows; I have not done a final count.
What is “The Service Hero Show?”
In the beginning, you could say, that everything I do has been to build a worldwide movement to change how cancer is done. “All roads lead back to CB4L.org.” Yet, I am not an “in your face” kind of person. So, I started the show on my own Facebook profile.
When I started The Service Hero Show, I had hardly any friends on my page. I had no idea there was a cap. Shortly I found an audience and grew to the max of 5000 pretty fast. However, each time I tried to take it off of my page, I was unsuccessful, so I kept it there until just the last few weeks. I am still playing with how to use the platform and how to stream it out for those who are interested in “Inspiring Stories of Those Inspiring Others.”
How do you do a show? I had no idea. I didn’t understand social media at all. The joke is I truly believed you had to pay for a hashtag.
So, to “Go Live” was beyond my knowledge or understanding; so, like everything I do, I dived in. No time like today! The first shows I could not even figure out how to bring a guest on to honor them. I tried and tried. To watch them now, it is pretty comical. Many of them have been uploaded into a channel on YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/c/tamarahunterserviceheroes
My knowledge of what the show was about was one thing, “inspire my buddies to want to live!” That simple. Yet, to make it interesting for them, I needed to share stories that inspired not only them, yet would be interesting for others too. So, I played and had fun with it… finally, after a while, I found its wings. The Service Hero Show is an interactive fun show for the guest and those watching it.
Why am I dating the shows now and not numbering them?
When COVID hit I was not doing the show. I felt I would again, yet it was not a sure thing. To put a nearly daily show on, nearly by myself takes a lot of dedication and time. After the pandemic started, I knew in my soul I must start up the show immediately due to my buddies and others again. On March 18, 2020, I started the show back up.
Before I would “Go Live” nearly every day, yet you never knew what time due to traveling and my other responsibilities. This time, I was, like everyone else stuck in one place so I decided to “Go Live” at noon PST – 3 pm EST. The only reason I chose that time, I looked to see when my other friends with shows went live and that time was not taken. Also, each evening in our Chemo Buddies 4Life Community Closed Group on Facebook we have a Live Chat at 5 pm PST – 8 pm EST and I am either on camera or in the audience “chatting” seven days a week.
I had taken the time off when I was running to become the “First Next Impactor” in a global contest. I won it out of over 200 entrants from all over the world. It was intense and we were running against time – not each other for nearly 9 months. During much of that time, I still did the show you could say due to the show I won.
Yet, after it, I needed to focus on building CB4L.org. That is another story.
I started dating the show from that first “Go Live” for what you could say is “Season Three” on March 18, 2020. I am a huge history lover and so I bring up now during the show what the date is a few times and explain why.
I also am making it clear that I am not going to go into the politics of what is going on worldwide with the pandemic and COVID or the current issues happening within the United States. Yet, when my “Service Hero” being honored that day is in some way serving through some tough stuff, we will share what they are doing to make a difference.
What is the end goal of The Service Hero Show?
In truth, my hashtag given to me by many #TamaraLove says it all. I am now on a quest as the “First Global Next Impactor” to see that we can raise the vibration of our world with one four-letter word, “LOVE.”
I announced with my leadership team at the beginning of 2020 that CB4L.org is declaring it to be the “Year of LOVE.” You will see hashtags #CB4LYearofLOVE all over the place. Shortly after that, I saw the need and declared on air that CB4L.org is declaring it to be the decade of LOVE!
Through our nightly “chats” within the Chemo Buddies 4Life Community Closed Group, we came up with “Love it.” That then started the “Love it Movement” and now I, along with many from CB4L.org, Service Heroes and others throughout the world are preparing for the “Tour of LOVE.”
The stories I share on The Service Hero Show must be inspiring and give my buddies and others a reason to live! Now, more than ever we need to remember we are in this thing we call life together as a global family! LOVE brings us together! I believe in the end; LOVE WINS!!!!
Contact Tamara L. Hunter:
You can join Tamara L. Hunter in making our communities, countries and world a better place.
Get involved with www.cb4l.org by going to the website. The 501c3 nonprofit is completely ran by volunteers. Currently the need is great and donations would be much appreciated. Also, CB4L.org is always looking for volunteers. You can also email Tamara directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at (951) 501-9939.
To nominate a Service Hero, currently Tamara is taking nomination via the show’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tamaralhunterserviceheroes. You can also nominate by emailing Tamara at email@example.com and state in the comment line, “Service Hero Nomination.” To view past Service Hero Shows, go to www.youtube.com/c/tamarahunterserviceheroes.
If you are interested in knowing more about or joining the “Tour of Love” please email Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the comment line stating, “Tour of Love.”
For all other matters, please email Tamara at email@example.com and in the comment line state this article and what you are interested in talking to her about. Or text (951) 501-9939 and do the same.
“Let’s do this! Join me.” Tamara L. Hunter