Susan G. Komen for the Cure was built on the blood, sweat and tears of hard-working volunteers. We are very lucky in Central Ohio to have a network of thousands of supporters and recently honored two amazingly dedicated, hard working and tireless volunteers.
We’ve devoted several blog posts to the students of Hamilton Township, and now it’s time to honor the reason they’ve gotten so involved – their teacher, volleyball coach and all-around role model Carole Morbitzer.
In the 11 years Carole has been involved with Komen Columbus, she has helped to raise more than $100,000 through Race registrations, pledges, Volley for the Cure events and other donations. This year alone she brought 816 team members to the Race for the Cure, organized 200 student volunteers and raised $6,000 for Hamilton’s annual Volley for the Cure match.
Her dedication and tireless spirit to Komen Columbus is unmatched and was totally deserving of the Promise of One award from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker presented the award to a very surprised Carole this week at a reception.
We also presented a Promise of One Award to Stan Mansfield, an incredibly high-energy and motivated volunteer who began helping Komen Columbus in 2004, two years before his wife would be diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then Stan has become known as the “Expo Man,” as he coordinates the hundreds of volunteers and sponsors who take part in the Exposition Area on Race Day.
Stan can barely be seen during the busy Race time, as he’s busy unloading, organizing, moving and directing traffic not only in the Expo Area, but for our team packet pick-up program that reaches 30,000 people. He makes what could be a very difficult and confusion project stream-lined, efficient and smooth. To us, Stan is much more than just the “Expo Man,” but a dedicated volunteer who always jumps at the chance to help where help is needed.
We are so proud to work alongside Carole and Stan and other volunteers who help keep this organization going.