The Many Faces of Komen

Survivors, caregivers, donors, volunteers and researchers are just a few of the Many Faces of Komen. They’re connected to Komen NCTC through their volunteer work, family connection and support for breast health awareness and finding the cures.
Jamison Angela and Camryn 2Angela Jamison – Face of a Monthly Sustainer  ” I know it was the same wish my mom had when she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in 1992 at the age of 50. She never got to meet her granddaughter because died at the age of 52 from the aggressive disease. Read more.
Carol Griffin, The Face of an 18 Year VolunteerCarol Griffin “Jeanne was the first person I knew who had breast cancer at such a young age. I was surprised. She wanted to bring the Race for the Cure® to the Triangle and I agreed to help her by handling race operations. I’ve been involved ever since.” Read more
Diane Kerkhoff – Face of a Monthly Sustainer
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 “My journey to becoming a year round Face for the Cure started when I was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago. At the time, I was a single working mother and I didn’t know anyone who had breast cancer. I was terrified and overwhelmed but somehow I got through it.” Read more.

Gwen McGill – Face and Voice of the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure® Gwen for word press
“By funding the Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate, we are funding support for our loved ones and perhaps ourselves. I honestly can’t think of a better reason, can you?” Read more.
Sherry Huffer – Face of a Monthly Sustainer sherry-huffer-wp-size
“I’m donating in honor of my friend Beth and in celebration of my health. I’m also donating because I have two nieces age 21 and 19. I  don’t want them to face what I have faced or even worse, what Beth faced.” Read more.

Lisa and Lily Sykes –  Faces of Race Team Participantsteens-for-the-cure-lisa-and  “You look at things differently after the death of a parent. If better treatment would have been available, my mother would have lived a longer life. I was a teenager when she passed away and now that I have two daughters, I want them to help play a part in finding a cure for breast cancer.” Read more.
Lindsey Gardner Face of a Team Leader lindsey-gardner-and-sharion “I can only hope my mom would be proud of our team and the money we’ve raised in her memory. I’m passionate about breast cancer awareness and live for the day when another daughter won’t lose her mom to this disease.” Read more.
The Pink House – Face of the Neighborhood  Trisha Simpson's pink house is a "Face" of the Race.Trisha Simpson doesn’t want you to remember her face, but rather her house which may soon become a landmark along the route for the Komen Triangle Race for Cure.  Read more.
Tina Marie Vucci –  Spirited Face of a Survivor and Wilmington Race Volunteer  tina-vucci-smaller“To me, the Race means that I’m showing up for life. I want to help and inspire others and be there for them while they walk. It’s fun to show my spirit and know that I’m doing my part with so many others to find a cure for breast cancer.” Read more.

Katherine Hoadley  – Face of a Breast Cancer Researcher katherine-hoadley“I’ve been researching aggressive breast cancers for 12 years, characterizing them and trying to figure out how to better treat them so that we can positively affect patient outcomes. We need to change the thinking that all breast cancers are the same and can be treated similarly because the disease is more complex than we originally thought.” Read more.
Bill Roberts – Face of a Generous Sponsor and Board  Memberbelks-bill-roberts-and-julie
    “Who wouldn’t want to get involved with an organization that helps improve the quality of care and life for those with breast cancer?” Read more.
Sammi Patterson –  Face of the Children Fundraising for the Curesammi-patterson
 “The children being able to make that connection and see the results of their efforts is why we participate each year.” Read more

 

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