RIVERSIDE – National Volunteer Appreciation week is April 19-25 and we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge, recognize and thank our Susan G. Komen Inland Empire volunteers who are known as PINK Ambassadors! “Whether they are making phone calls, coordinating walks or educating their community about breast health, our volunteers are the life-blood of Komen Inland Empire!” says Jill Eaton, executive director at Komen Inland Empire. “We are always in need of caring, compassionate volunteers to help us carryout our mission.”

Susan G. Komen Inland Empire is where the end of breast cancer begins, and our volunteers are leading the charge every day. “I’m involved with Komen Inland Empire because I love and support the mission,” says Jan Duran, past co-chair of Komen Inland Empire More Than Pink Walk. “Community involvement is the key to success and the best people I’ve met through Komen have been the Survivors and Thrivers!” Their passion and desire to help end breast cancer forever is at the forefront of all that they do and without them, the Komen Inland Empire organization wouldn’t be what it is today.

Our volunteers come from all over our community – medical partners, survivors, thrivers, stay at homes parents, corporate CEOs, youth in community, the list goes on and on. “I volunteer with Susan G. Komen Inland Empire because they helped me in my time of need,” says Patti Calderon, metastatic thriver and PINK Ambassador for Komen Inland Empire. “If it had not been for Komen Inland Empire I wouldn’t have had the resources necessary to help save my life. Volunteering with Komen allows me to have the opportunity to educate our community about metastatic breast cancer.” Each one is a valued member of the Komen Inland Empire family and every task that they complete or role that they take on, no matter how big or how small, is appreciated.

Volunteer opportunities are easy, flexible and available year-round and for specific Komen Inland Empire events. If you are not a volunteer for Susan G. Komen Inland Empire but would like to be, please visit komenie.org or call (951) 676-7465.

Submitted by Susan G. Komen Inland Empire