BENEFITING: Susan G. Komen Orange County
ORGANIZER: Susan G. Komen Orange County
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016
I sought out the Susan G Komen Orange County Affiliate after a co-worker of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had never known anyone who had breast cancer. I knew that I could help her at work if she wasn't able to be there due to her treatment, but wanted to see what else I could do for others.
Little did I know that a few years later, my family would be affected by this disease. I was thankful for the support and guidance Komen OC gave me to provide some help and information I could share with my Aunt. It seemed to give her some comfort to know that she wasn't alone and people were there to help and answer her questions. Unfortunately, 4/5/16 marked the 2nd anniversary of her journey to heaven.
I have been a volunteer with Komen OC the last 8 years. I have met some amazing people battling this terrible disease, some warriors that have won this battle and unfortunately some that are no longer with us. That is why I continue to volunteer, fundraise and bring awareness to those I can.
Thank you for your support. Please see KomenOC.org to see where your fundraising dollars are utilitzed providing services to those men and women who are uninsured, underinsured or just don't have the personal funds to fight this terrible disease and to those that are conducting research to help find a cure.