We know many of you have participated in past Susan G. Komen events, and we’re extremely proud of how you give back to the world and aspire to make a difference.
The statistics are staggering.
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in 2013, it is estimated that among U.S. women, there will be more than 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer, and tragically, almost 40,000 deaths resulting from this disease. But while the statistics may startle you, the work of millions who want to find a cure for this devastating disease will inspire you, just as they did us.
Recently, on a humid Saturday morning, almost 50 WorldVentures employees, driven by Core Value No. 6, “Care and Contribute,” participated in a local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event. Team “Komen at ‘Cha!” raised more than $600 (and still counting!) through raffles, an in-office ping-pong tournament and outside contributions.
With more than 100,000 WorldVentures Reps around the world, chances are some of our Representatives are contending or have been faced with a breast cancer diagnosis—it may have even been you facing the disease.
Depending on how long you’ve been a Representative, you may know Kim Eaton, one of WorldVentures’ most dedicated Reps who lost her battle with breast cancer a few years ago. Though we will always miss her smiling face and positive energy, Kim’s courageous and upbeat spirit still inspire us to this very day. Today, her legacy of compassion lives on through the Kim Eaton Hero Award, presented annually to the Rep who embodies her same benevolent actions and selfless heart.
We know many of you have participated in past Susan G. Komen events and other philanthropic causes close to you, and we’re extremely proud of how you give back to the world and aspire to make a difference. Whether funding a VolunTour Service Excursion, participating in a local fundraiser or just being a listening ear for someone who is facing a literal battle for their life, we are all here to make a difference. Thank you for answering that call.