Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer King
Jennifer King has been involved with Komen Central Indiana as a volunteer for the last 8 years, working on a variety of projects including Race for the Cure, Pink Tie Ball and Project Pink. She has been named to the Pink Honor Roll, which recognizes the top 100 individual Race for the Cure fundraisers, for four consecutive years (2013-2016) and serves as the committee chair for Project Pink, a fashion show fundraising event that she has been involved with since its inception five years ago.
Jennifer’s initial connection to the Komen mission came through her mom, who is a 15-year breast cancer survivor. She says that she has also known many close friends and coworkers who have been diagnosed with the disease, and that these connections sparked in her a willingness to give back.
Of all the projects she’s helped with during her time as a volunteer, Jennifer says Project Pink is the most meaningful to her. She started helping with the fashion show during its first year and has seen the event continue to grow since, both in terms of attendance and dollars raised.
“I love seeing all the survivors modeling – the smiles on their faces are priceless,” Jennifer said. “Some of the models have been going through treatment leading up to the event (and will continue treatment shortly after the event), but seeing them persevere and recognizing the strength of these women is incredible.”
Jennifer said Project Pink is special because it puts a face to breast cancer here in central Indiana. She is eager to continue educating people who go to the event that breast cancer is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. This year’s group of models represent ages from early 20s to their early 70s – and you better believe they will all be looking and feeling fabulous when they strut their stuff!
From the whole Komen Central Indiana family, thank you for your contributions! You truly make a difference.