Congratulations to Kimberley Glover, our February Volunteer of the Month!
What started off as a practicum for her Masters in Public Health, Kimberley decided to return to Komen Columbus to volunteer her time and lend her data crunching talents to our organization.
Kim helped our Director of Mission, Julie McMahon, with our community profile last fall by helping to organize and conduct focus groups. Kim has also been helping us organize our historical granting data to help identify areas for improvement.
“She’s shown a genuine passion for not only the public health principles and using data to improve our work but also for our cause,” said McMahon, “We’re also excited to congratulate Kim on her recent acceptance to medical school.”
Kimberley with us, in her own words, why she volunteers for Komen Columbus.
What (or whom) inspired you to get involved with Komen Columbus?
My mother has battled breast cancer twice in her lifetime, so I have always had a passion to be involved in the fight against breast cancer.
What’s your favorite part about volunteering with Komen Columbus?
Every person I have met in connection with Komen Columbus, whether it be the staff or volunteers, has a special passion for those affected by breast cancer. I admire the commitment that members of the organization possess and count myself very lucky to be a part of such a community.
What is the most memorable moment or event you’ve experienced with Komen Columbus? And why?
As part of my practicum as a graduate student, I had the opportunity to conduct focus groups with women where I spoke with them about their beliefs and concerns regarding breast cancer care and treatment. This was a very important opportunity for personal growth and a unique chance to hear, firsthand, what women at high risk for breast cancer would like to see the Susan G. Komen® organization pursue going forward.
When you’re not volunteering for Komen Columbus, what do you like to do?
I enjoy running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.