Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded on a promise between two sisters 30 years ago and has been sustained throughout the years by more than 100,000 volunteers and activists. We are so fortunate to have hundreds of those dedicated volunteers in Central and Southeastern Ohio who make a difference with every event they help plan, every letter they mail, and every Race call they help answer.
Because these volunteers are so giving of their time, talent and energy, we’d like to give something back to them and will spotlight one dedicated volunteer every month.
We are proud to announce that August’s Volunteer of the Month is Westerville resident Gail Sadler, who began volunteering for the Race in 2007. In 2008 she co-chaired the “Komen Corner” table, which provides information and materials in the Exposition Area on Race Day.
Since then she has helped with a variety of affiliate activities, always offering to help with anything we need. Specifically she has helped with Race registration packets, unloaded the truck at the Race registration sites, volunteered at Komen on the Go during the 2010 Ohio State Fair, helped at the Komen water stop at the Columbus Marathon in 2010 and served as a road marshal during the 2011 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Gail currently helps in the Komen Columbus office on any number of mailings, projects or upcoming events and was instrumental in helping to return calls and emails in the months leading up to the Race for the Cure.
She has also been known to step up and attend a health or volunteer fair if needed, and is always a welcome and smiling face around the office.
Gail has known many people over the years that have had breast cancer and felt like getting involved with Komen Columbus was a natural fit.
“It is very rewarding to be a small part of an organization that touches the lives of so many people. Whether I am answering phone calls or representing Komen Columbus at an event, people always have a story they want to share about themselves or someone they care about that has or had breast cancer,” Gail said. “Every time I hear one of these stories, I am reminded how important the time I am giving is to so many.”
When Gail is not at our office or volunteering on our behalf, she enjoys running, quilting, spending time with her husband and is looking forward to becoming a grandmother later this month.
Thanks for your years of dedication, support and help, Gail. Congratulations!