Volunteer Spotlight – Maureen Johnson

m-johnsonMaureen Johnson’s involvement with Komen began in the fall of 2009 when she was looking for a community engagement activity for her Indiana State University public health students. Her first step was inviting her students to participate in the Wabash Valley Race for the Cure with her.

After the loss of her mother to breast cancer in 2010, Maureen became more involved with Komen Central Indiana in the Wabash Valley. She has since volunteered during the Wabash Valley Race in Terre Haute, has been the chair of team village, worked on the community profile, and has been on the board of directors for Wabash Valley.

Recently, Maureen had her biostatistics students collect and analyze data about breast cancer in the hopes that the data will raise awareness and assist in finding the cures for breast cancer. Some of the data has surprised Maureen because too many people do not know the risks of having or developing breast cancer.

“It has been a great experience for me and I would love to collect more breast cancer data,” Maureen said.

At the 2016 Wabash Valley Race, Maureen played an instrumental role in planning, organizing the Race teams and creating a successful Team Village experience for participants.

Maureen looks forward to continuing to support Komen Central Indiana’s mission in her local community of Terre Haute, and plans to compile research about inflammatory breast cancer in the future.

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