Every year, at the Susan G. Komen Leadership Conference in Forth Worth, Texas, our national headquarters awards one volunteer group in the nation as the “Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year.” This year, we are thrilled to announce that the Bank of America team was chosen for their support of Komen Columbus and our mission.
The award is given to a group of outstanding volunteers that embrace the promise and values of Komen, acting as a positive agent of change throughout the course of their service.
A group of over 130 dedicated Bank of America emplolyees, has volunteered their time, energy and resources since 2006. Bank of America is the national Presenting Sponsor as well as a local sponsor of the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. This group continues to demonstrate what it means to give without expecting anything in return.
“Our incredible 10 year partnership with Susan G. Komen has truly made a positive impact not only in creating awareness of breast cancer but also on our staff,” said Johnathan Northup, senior vice president, Bank of America.” As the volunteer coordinator for our team, we had more than 130 Ohio associates participate in the Columbus Race for the Cure. We are honored to be named the Outstanding Volunteer Group for 2015 and look forward to extend our commitment to continue walking, fundraising and volunteering until a cure is found.”
This exceptional volunteer group not only rallies together and annually participates in the Columbus Race for the Cure, the company pays registration fees and participates in the survivor ceremony. They also help organize, pack and distribute team packets for more than 800 teams in two days. In addition to their immense contributions to the Race, this team continues to volunteer year-round for Komen Columbus by supporting the annual Spare Nothing for the Cure event, Race kick-off and lending support in the office. They also host an annual bake sale to raise funds for Komen Columbus.
“It’s reassuring to know that we can depend on Bank of America to help undertake one of our largest volunteer projects in preparation for the Race, year after year,” said Natalie Guagenti, volunteer and events manager for the Komen Columbus. “This group takes the initiative to see that each team packet is accurately packed and ready to go. This is a HUGE help to our small staff, knowing that we have such a reliable group to accomplish fear with precision, energy and passion.”
Many of the volunteers at Bank of America have breast cancer or have a family member who has been diagnosed with the disease and have even more of a reason to continue to come back and fight, as well as encourage others to join the fight against this disease.
Thank you Bank of America for your continued support of our mission. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!