Volunteers Still Needed for Komen OC Race

Registering in the 2010 Orange County Race for the Cure is not the only way Susan G. Komen for the Cure supporters can get involved in the largest and most anticipated breast cancer awareness fundraiser in Southern California. The annual Race wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help make it a fun, successful and safe event year after year.

Nearly 1,800 volunteers are still needed for this year’s Race, taking place Sunday, Sept. 26 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Volunteers can choose from a wide variety of jobs to suit their strength, skill set and interest. Some of these positions include monitoring the Race course and assisting participants, directing parking and traffic flow, helping out in the expo area, encouraging participants along the course, loading and unloading trucks, T-shirt distribution, and taking down and cleaning up at the end of the day. There are opportunities to volunteer even if you can’t make it out to the Race, including helping out at the Race Registration Suite at Fashion Island, which opens tomorrow, Sept. 8.

Volunteering at the Race is also a great way to get involved as a team to fulfill community service hours and contribute to a good cause. Scout troops, student clubs, charity leagues and service organizations have worked together at past Races to give back to the community and are encouraged to contact Cindy Brenneman, director of volunteer services, to find out more about how they can get involved. Cindy can be reached via email at cbrenneman@komenoc.org.

Whether you are participant or volunteer at the Sept. 26 Race, Komen OC welcomes your support and encourages you to spread the word among friends and family, raise money for the cure and recruit others to help end breast cancer forever.

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