How do you say thank you? Often and with heartfelt sincerity. In the case of the Komen Orange County Affiliate, you say thank you to volunteers with a little party and awards.
On a recent night at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, Cindy Brenneman, Komen’s Director of Volunteer Services, put her appreciation into words. “It takes a village. I am so inspired and impressed by our volunteers, some who have been involved for over 18 years and many who have just started. Without each and every one of our volunteers, the Komen Mission would not have the momentum and global recognition it has.”
Cindy calculated that volunteers in Orange County gave 22,863 hours in the past year to help with Race for the Cure, office duties and at countless health fairs, events and meetings. Volunteers spotlighted with awards included:
Volunteer of the Year –Jill Krum. Jill has been a Komen volunteer for 10 years, helping at the Race, in the office and at health fairs. She is passionate about breast health education and awareness.
Komen Warrior Award – Marica Pendjer. Marica started as a volunteer with the 1999 Race and hasn’t stopped since. She has served as president of the Board, Race Chair and has been a grant reviewer, committee chair for Pink Tie Ball and the Breast Health Symposium, to name a few of her contributions.
Join this distinguished group! Go to www.komenoc.org and click on Volunteering for an application.