It never crossed my mind that I would be diagnosed with the same disease as the men and women I help daily.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Lisa Jones was recently named the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s marketing and events manager. Jones will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s marketing communications department, including event planning for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure.
Jones worked as the affiliate coordinator for the Komen Lowcountry Affiliate for the past three years. In her previous role, she was the “go to” person for anyone in need of breast health and screening resources and coordinated where they could receive help. She also managed the Affiliate’s website, social media presence, finances and office duties. A Komen volunteer originally recommended Jones to the organization and she immediately became inspired by the grassroots network surrounding the Affiliate, providing education, screening and treatment programs to those most in need. Before joining the Affiliate, Jones gained experience in working and volunteering with other nonprofits with their event planning and fundraising efforts.
“I am a breast cancer survivor of a year,” says Jones. “It never crossed my mind that I would be diagnosed with the same disease as the men and women I help daily. Fortunately, as one of my doctors said, ‘I should be the poster child for early detection.’ I was passionate before about breast cancer, but now it’s a mission –I’ll forever be committed to finding the cure.”
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jones moved to Mount Pleasant with her husband and two children in 1993. She is an artist and enjoys college football and reading in her spare time.
About the Race
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ®started as one local 5K (3.1 miles) race and has grown to be a national series of 110+ races in cities around the globe. The Komen Race for the Cure is one of the nation's top 5K races and would not be possible without the 75,000+ volunteers and respective race committees that help put this event together. The local Race is South Carolina’s largest 5K race. To learn more, visit KomenLowcountry.org or call the Race hotline at (843) 556-3343.
About the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the local partner for the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. The Komen Lowcountry Affiliate has invested more than $5.5 million in its 17-county service area to provide breast cancer screenings, support services and breast health education to those in need. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds raised by the Affiliate stay in local communities, while the remaining income goes to the national Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs – supporting research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. For more information visit KomenLowcountry.org, facebook.com/komenlowcountry and twitter.com/komenlowcountry.