I have been as supporter of the Komen organization for a number of years, as I know several breast cancer survivors. Even though I am not able to run/walk (due to other health issues), I always support my friends with a donation when they run/walk. This is an important organization and I am always inspired by the stories of some of the women and how strong these women are. I hope that there will be less and less women who have to deal with this disease as we move forward in the fight for a cure.
My first involvement with this chapter was in 2005 and I am thrilled to see how they have grown. My mom is a three time breast cancer survivor, so I value the importance of their work. I now have a very dear friend who is a survivor and works diligently as a volunteer for the chapter. I encourage you to support this organization and impact our friends locally. Keep up the great work!
Before learning that I would be a breast cancer survivor i joined this great organization to help in the fight of this far to common disease. I have volunteered for 6 years now at Komen Maryland and feel very fortunate to work with such dedicated employees and volunteers. We will find a cure it is just a matter of when. Everyday this organization works to help so many through this journey.
Although, I did not run/walk in the "Race," I definitely support the Komen organization and am in awe of the work that they have done and cntinue to do for breast cancer research and cure. What a difference they have made for woman and their success in dealing with the disease.
This was my first year signing up for the event; I was so looking forward to the day and all it had to teach me about being a member of such a special club - a club of women who support other women. Every step of the process from applying, coaching a team and achieving my personal goals was encouraged by various members of Susan G. Komen. Unfortunately, on the morning of the race/walk our family received news that my Uncle John (the largest contributor to my personal campaign) had passed away from lung cancer and I was unable to attend. Brittanie Stuber was immediately contacted and she was very supportive and understanding of our family crisis. While I wanted to be with my "sisters", that day was spent with my family - and in observance, I wore the Komen t-shirt to my Uncle's memorial "party" (which just happens to have the day of his passing printed on it). When I sign up for next year's event, although I will receive a new t-shirt, I will be wearing the one from 2012 in honor of my Uncle John. Thank you...
Thank you Komen Maryland for being such a professional and giving organization that has centered all of your time and energy in helping breast cancer survivors like myself to know of the various resources that are made available to breast cancer survivors and their families. When I moved to Maryland several years ago, I immediately reached out to the Komen Maryland Affiliate and offered to become a volunteer; and they welcomed me with opened arms. I am so happy that I did, because it gave me the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with a group of wonderful and caring people!
I have never been involved in such a well organized event. Our church organized a group to walk. Only one of us had participated in the past, and we were all blown away. Every detail was taken care of with precision. Our group can't wait for next year and we already have more recruits. You cannot explain how wonderful the day was, and how meaningful, unless you were there. Thank you to the wonderful staff for overseeing such a spectacular event!
I have been volunteering with Komen MD for 3 years. The expereince has been awesome. I love working with all of the staff and the volunteers. The Komen MD staff put in so much hard work and effort in to everything they do. I had no idea how much work goes into the Race for the Cure. I am glad to help out in any way that I can. I feel honored to be a part of the Komen MD family. You know that everyone at Komen MD cares and that makes a difference.
I have been volunteering with the Komen for the past five years. They are a wonderful organization who work very hard to ensure that all the participants and volunteers understand that through their efforts the benefits that are provided to the citizens of Maryland.
My volunteer opportunity with Komen Maryland started 6 years ago...helping out a friend who is a breast cancer survivor and volunteer. The experience has been fantastic. I have met some of the most dedicated people on the staff and race committee at Komen Maryland. The volunteers that help put the Race for the Cure on each year are equally dedicated. To feel the energy in the Race Village on race morning is truly a magnificent feeling and surely a feeling you won't forget. Knowing that 75% stays in Maryland to support programs for the many women and men afffected by breast cancer is reason enough. Everyone knows "someone" affected by breast cancer. Until there's a cure...i'll be supporting Komen Maryland.
I have and will walk this every year! Such a great cause and ran so smoothly but such wonderful volunteers!!!!
I have been volunteering with Komen MD for the past six years after five of my friends were diagnosed with breast cancer within a two year period. The simple fact is that early detection provides the best chance of survival and there are ample opportunities to educate the public about breast health through their active volunteer program. My volunteer duties have included helping at the annual education symposium, health fairs, a Play for the Cure event, the People's Preakness, pre and race day registrations for The Race for the Cure in Ocean City and Hunt Valley and a Pin Project. I have rarely met a more passionate and dedicated staff for a cause I believe so much in. Come to one Race for the Cure and you will never want to miss another as you experience 20,000+ coming together for a single cause.
The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a great non-profit organization! As a cancer survivor, I can say first-hand how much I appreciate the work of this group. Up to 75% of the money raised through Race for the Cure funds local programs. The remaining 25% of funding supports national research efforts. It’s a true honor to volunteer to support Komen MD’s efforts. Participating in the annual Race for the Cure has become a meaningful family tradition. I’m reminded of the number of years I’ve participated (and been a blessed survivor!) each time I go to my closet to grab one of my Race for the Cure T-shirts! The staff at Komen MD is wonderful. They inspire their volunteers through their incredible passion, tireless efforts, and dedication to the cause. Thank you Komen MD for all you do!
I have been a volunteer for Komen MD for over 4 years. As a breast cancer survivor myself, it has provided a wonderful opportunity for me to share with the community the need for early detection. Komen MD is a much needed organization in our community, providing free mamogram screenings for those who can't afford them as well as grants for other services. The organization has created fantastic awareness for breast cancer. No one can go through the month of October without seeing pink. That is all due to the hard work over many years led by a fantastic staff. The Komen MD staff is positive, energetic, and a whole lot of fun. The annual Race for the Cure is an event not too be missed. It is positive and inspiring for everyone who participates. The organization that goes into putting that event together is truly amazing. I enjoy being a volunteer for Komen MD and hope that others will give it a try.
I have participated in Komen Maryland's Race for the Cure for several years and have been an official volunteer for Komen Maryland for almost a year now. I have always found the staff to be friendly, organized and grateful for my contribution. This organization offers a wide variety of ways to volunteer - from clerical work to speaking engagements to events like Race for the Cure and the Mervis Million Dollar Invitational golf tournament. I highly encourage anyone who wants to help erase breast cancer to contact this group and find out how you can help!