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Komen O.C. honors 27 local volunteers

Laguna Niguel's Suzi Demsey took home the Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award.

BY Ben GibbsPublished: April 18, 2011 03:08 PM

The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure last week awarded 27 local individuals with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Among the honorees: Laguna Niguel's Suzi Demsey, who was recognized with the Call to Service Lifetime Achievement Award for her longstanding dedication to the nonprofit.

Komen O.C. partnered with the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation to honor the individuals, who are determined by the number of volunteer hours committed over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.

Demsey has dedicated more than 4,000 hours of service over a lifetime; she has been involved in almost every Komen O.C. event, among other efforts.

“From participating on long-term committees to undertaking day-to-day tasks, our remarkable volunteers are the driving force behind so much of what Komen O.C. has been able to accomplish for the breast cancer community,” said Lisa Wolter, executive director of the Komen Orange County Affiliate. “We thank every one of our volunteers for their time, talent and dedication to helping us end breast cancer forever.”

Each awardee received an official lapel pin, a personalized certificate of achievement and a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama.

Here is a complete list of those who were honored:

CALL TO SERVICE (LIFETIME)
Suzi Demsey, Laguna Niguel

GOLD
Nancy Enomoto, Newport Beach
Jamie Hunter, Fountain Valley
Pat Mackenzie, Huntington Beach
Marica Pendjer, Orange
Annie Stoeckmann, Dana Point
Fabian Valencia, Newport Beach

SILVER
Aletha Anderson, Coto de Caza/ Portland
Carla Cammack, Fountain Valley
Robert Cammack, Fountain Valley
Ginny Espenship, North Tustin
Rebecca Hultquist, Orange
Sally Molnar, Newport Beach
Anjelica Reid, Fullerton
Hayley Rosenberg, Irvine
Amy Stock, Long Beach
Chris Tannous, Fountain Valley

BRONZE
Carrie Bollwinkle, Newport Beach
Lily Curran, Irvine
Sujatta Dutt, Irvine
Heather Gilbert, Lake Forest
Nancy Jendro, Irvine
Carla Longfellow, Tustin
Joan Malis, Lake Forest
Kim Pechar, Irvine
Raul Sobero, Westminster
Kim Wentink, Aliso Viejo

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