Wilmington, NC- Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate held the first volunteer Race committee meeting in anticipation of the inaugural Wilmington Race for the Cure to be held March 2nd, 2013. The committee meeting served as a means to inform volunteers and the community about the Affiliate, as well to present potential volunteer opportunities within Race planning committees.
The Wilmington Race for the Cure committee will have a wide range of responsibility in ensuring a successful Race. These committees include entertainment, registration, course operations, team coordination, Race route relations, and volunteer recruitment. More than 30 people from Sampson, Brunswick, Onslow, and New Hanover counties were on hand to gather information and express interest in various roles in these committees. The city of Wilmington, Belk, Wilmington Health, and Sunrise Broadcasting all had representatives in attendance and will all play a significant role in the inaugural Wilmington Race for the Cure.
“Volunteers are the life blood of our organization. Every Race held by Komen relies on the drive and enthusiasm of the communities that it supports,” said Pam Kohl, Executive Director of the Affiliate. “The passion and willingness to step up exhibited at this meeting creates a great deal of momentum moving forward.”
After sixteen years of holding the Triangle Race in Raleigh, Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will add a second Race to its calendar to be held in downtown Wilmington, NC on March 2nd, 2013. The Race in Wilmington will be an annual event on the first Saturday in March. The addition of a second Race for the Cure event comes as a result of nine new counties in Southeastern North Carolina being added to the Affiliate service area earlier this year; allowing health organizations in the area to apply for grants and funding.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate includes 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina; holding two annual Race for the Cure events in Raleigh and Wilmington. Seventy-Five percent of the net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the service area. In 2012, $1.1 million was distributed to 19 service agencies to provide a continuum of breast health services to underinsured and uninsured women in our service area. The remaining twenty-five percent funds national breast cancer research. For more information, call 919-493-2873 or visit www.komennctc.org.