Since 2006, more than 130 volunteers from Bank of America Columbus, Ohio have given their time, energy and resources to support Susan G. Komen®’s mission to find a cure for breast cancer. This year, those tireless volunteers were recognized by the organization as the “Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year.”
The award is given to “a group of outstanding volunteers that embrace the promise and values of Komen, acting as a positive agent of change throughout the course of their service,” according to the Susan G. Komen Columbus® website.
Bank of America is the national presenting sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, a series of 5K runs and fitness walks across the country, as well as a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure®. The Columbus Race was established in 1993, and consistently ranks in the top five for participation in the country.
“It’s reassuring to know that we can depend on Bank of America to assist in s one of our largest volunteer projects, in preparation for the Race, year after year,” said Natalie Guagenti, volunteer manager for Susan G. Komen Columbus. “This is a huge help to our small staff, knowing that we have such a reliable group to accomplish feats with precision, energy and passion.”
The bank’s support of Susan G. Komen dates back a decade. Since 2009, Bank of America has donated more than $6 million. And, from June 2015 through December 2020, it has pledged at least $3 million more.