Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Alyea
Karen Alyea has been actively involved with Komen Central Indiana since her breast cancer diagnosis in October 2010. She finished treatment just in time to participate in her first Race for the Cure in 2011. Her participation in the Race allowed her to understand the importance of the organization’s community impact and encouraged her to become more involved.
Karen’s appreciation for Komen Central Indiana led her to become an Ambassador in 2012. She has since volunteered for opportunities ranging from working a Komen booth at the Indiana State Fair to cleaning out closets at the office.
“Being a Komen Ambassador was a wonderful experience,” Karen said.
Working the pre-Race distribution has been one of Karen’s most memorable moments while volunteering because it allows her to meet so many participants and survivors.
Komen’s bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. in the next decade is something Karen is excited about and ready to get involved in.
“There are still people getting cancer and we need to stop it. Whatever I can do to help out, I will do it,” Karen said.
From the whole Komen Central Indiana family, thank you for your contributions! You truly make a difference.