The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Tuesday will honor seven individuals and two groups during its Volunteer and Team Captain Appreciation Awards.
More than 200 attendees are expected to gather at the ceremony – which will take place at Lucky Strike Lanes at The Block at Orange – to recognize the volunteers for their work leading up to and at events such as the Race for the Cure, Pink Tie Ball and Breast Health Symposium, among other duties.
“Volunteers are the driving force of our organization’s efforts to expand breast health services, initiatives and research in Orange County,” said Lisa Wolter, executive director of the Komen Orange County Affiliate. “We are so grateful for their immeasurable support and are touched by the generosity of people in the community who give so much to help us achieve a world without breast cancer.”
With the volunteers' support, this year's Race for the Cure, for example, raised more than $3 million for local breast cancer awareness and education programs, medical and diagnostic services, as well as research efforts.
“The passionate volunteers who dedicate their time and energy toward the fight against breast cancer continue to inspire me every day,” said Cindy Brenneman, director of volunteer services for the Komen Orange County Affiliate. “Their tireless commitment makes them heroes not only to the organization but to the many women living with breast cancer whose lives they impact.”
Here's a look at the honorees:
• Volunteer of the Year: Robert Cammack, Fountain Valley
• Outstanding New Volunteer: Amy Stock, Long Beach
• Outstanding Youth Volunteer: Alexis Moore, Laguna Hill
• Komen Warrior Award: Carla Cammack, Fountain Valley
• Promise of One: Jack Jakubowski, Aliso Viejo
• Promise of One: Nancy Enomoto, Newport Beach
• Partner for the Cure: Wayne Pinnell, Laguna Hills
• Outstanding Volunteer Group: Costa Mesa High School Cheer
• Outstanding Volunteer Group: The Pink Ribbon Clubs
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