Volunteer Spotlight: Rachelle Brown-Brummett

rachelle-brown-brummettRachelle Brown-Brummett began her involvement with Komen Central Indiana in 2002 when she participated in Race for the Cure for the first time. Since her initial involvement, she has become instrumental in fundraising projects such as Project Pink and Pink Tie Ball.

One of Rachelle’s favorite memories as a volunteer was during the August 31st Project Pink event. Rachelle put her passion for being a hairdresser to use by helping the models achieve their runway looks backstage. She enjoyed hearing the models’ stories and being a part of such a successful and fun event. “I meet amazing survivors and fighters,” Rachelle said.

In addition to serving a lead committee role for Pink Tie Ball, Rachelle volunteers through Komen at the Cancer Resource Center in downtown Indianapolis. There she likes to spend her time supporting cancer patients and helping in the office when needed.

On a national involvement level, Rachelle is influential in Metro Elevator’s “Ride the Pink Elevator” campaign. In this campaign, Metro Elevator paints pink construction elevators to raise funds for Komen and promote breast cancer awareness. Of the funds raised from each elevator, 75% is awarded to the local Komen affiliate and 25% is awarded nationally for research. Each elevator has average funds of about $10,000.

Throughout her involvement with Komen she has found “it is changing the lives of people that I know personally and they know that someone is out there fighting for them,” Rachelle said.

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