Volunteer Spotlight: Ginny McIntosh

Ginny McIntosh1Ginny McIntosh started her involvement with Komen Central Indiana in the late 1990’s when she participated and volunteered and in her first Central Indiana Race for the Cure. Ginny has served on the committee for the Pink Ribbon Celebration for seven years and has been on the executive committee for the Indianapolis Race for the last four years. In addition to her committee involvement, she has also volunteered at the Project Pink Fashion Show for the last two years.

Ginny started volunteering with Komen on a whim, because she believed it was a meaningful and fun organization to get involved with. When Ginny began volunteering she didn’t know that she would eventually have a close connection to the cause. In 2001, her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now a 16-year survivor, which further fuels her love for volunteering with Komen Central Indiana.

For the first three years on the Race executive committee Ginny oversaw the Kids’ Zone. In 2016 and again in 2017, Ginny is focused on ‘Pink Parade Hoopla,’ where she will help pass out noisemakers to survivors and make sure the morning of Race is a positive and memorable experience for our special guests!

For the annual Pink Ribbon Celebration, Ginny takes care of registration and shopping placement, and helps with other logistics, like picking out the menu.

Ginny loves the excitement that Race day brings and watching the very touching and emotional Pink Parade. After the Race Ginny enjoys celebrating with the Race committee at their annual margarita lunch!

“I am very proud to say that my family, daughter and grandchildren have become as passionate about this cause as I am and are involved in volunteering on Race day with me,” Ginny said. “I am just very thankful for all the wonderful people and survivors I have met through Komen.  I have made some lifelong friends and I am so very proud to be a part of the Komen family.”

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