With the New Year in place, there has never been a better time to get involved with your community and Komen Columbus wants to help. We have developed a small group of young professionals and comunity members that actively take part in community outreach programs and volunteer activities surrounding breast cancer awareness. One of our oh-so-fabulous interns, Hanna, is currently a member and has created a quick guide on what being a part of KYP involves and how to join!
To start with the basics, who are we?
We are a group of, well, Young Professionals. And we find it important to spread awareness of breast cancer in the Columbus area as we work toward a Cure. We like to have fun. We like to learn. We like to help. And we like to be around friends while we do these things.
So if this is who we are, how did we get here and realize we were meant to be together?
It was really a collaborative effort. A few brilliant, young, professional women realized the opportunity to make friends while contributing their time, intellect and fundraising efforts toward this important cause. Komen Columbus staff, volunteers, interns (me), friends and sisters all jumped in, helping found this dynamic group. Our first event was a smashing success; we hosted dozens of friends for a fundraising cocktail hour at the Social Room. A few weeks later, we organized an educational breakfast featuring a presentation by a courageous and inspiring young survivor.
Ok, now that we know all of this, where are we going?
As a new group, the options are limitless. One thing is certain; we appreciate diversity in our events. We have a little something for everyone. Possible upcoming events include volunteering with the Young Survival Coalition of Central Ohio, a cocktail hour at the Barn in Dublin, Bowl for the Cure, and of course Race for the Cure participation and volunteering.
The info has been laid out for you, what are you going to do about it?
Did any of this strike a chord with you? Check out our Facebook page to connect with other members and keep up with our events! (Search for: “Komen Columbus Young Professionals”) 🙂