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Komen O.C. recognizes exceptional individuals in Orange County

The organization honored volunteers for their efforts in fighting breast cancer

by Samar KhouryPublished: November 21, 2012 10:45 AM

The Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure hosted its Volunteer Recognition event at Experian in Costa Mesa earlier this month, honoring volunteers who provided exceptional assistance to the organization in its fight against breast cancer.

The event, which took place Nov. 13, recognized individuals in seven different categories, highlighting their hard work and dedication to helping Komen end breast cancer. Volunteers have contributed by assisting at the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure and other events, researching, and providing administrative office support.

“For more than two decades, this determined affiliate has made a tremendous impact in the fight against breast cancer and could not have done it without the steadfast support and generosity of spirit from the volunteers who help activate our mission to find a cure,” said Lisa Wolter, executive director of Komen Orange County.  “We are truly grateful for the immeasurable commitment from those who are the driving force behind Komen’s efforts to expand breast health services, initiatives and research in Orange County.”

Among the individuals and organizations honored were Chris Tannous for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Joyce Kirchhofer for the Komen Warrior Award, and Unidos Contra el Cancer de Seno Coalition for Outstanding Volunteer Group.

“Our Orange County volunteers are heroes to the Komen organization, and to the entire breast cancer community, especially the survivors whose lives they impact,” said Sue Parks, board president of Komen Orange County.

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