Volunteer Spotlight: Becca Roetker

Sally with daughters

Becca is pictured with her mom, Sally, and her sister

Becca Roetker was three years old when her mother was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. She attended her first Race for the Cure at age 4 and has been to every Wabash Valley Race in Terre Haute since then. She is now 18 and a high school senior.

When Becca was eight, her mother’s cancer spread to the bones and became stage IV. The family continued to fight and walk in Race for the Cure. By the age of 13 Becca decided she wanted to do more and started to chair the “I Am Komen” station at the event. This program encourages participants to be proactive in taking charge of their breast health by making healthy lifestyle choices, knowing the risks, and becoming educated about breast cancer.

Becca has organized and trained over 100 volunteers to help educate, empower and engage Race participants during the event, managed the I AM KOMEN booth, and instructed volunteers to cheer on runners and walkers for the past five years! She has made a significant difference in the lives of many in the fight against breast cancer but especially in the fight to help her mother.

From the whole Komen Central Indiana family, thank you for your contributions! You truly make a difference.