Elizabeth Giglio – Fundraiser Spotlight
What is your favorite Komen memory?
I likely have three – the first one is from 2017 Susan G. Komen Walk – which was when they closed the ceremony with Amazing Grace and released the white doves, as someone who has both family and friends who lost their battle to breast cancer – this was an especially moving experience. Additionally, during last year’s More than Pink Walk – I loved the opening ceremonies where we had survivors march in and each of us raise our bandanas in the air to celebrate our strength and conviction to find a cure and celebrate our survivors. Again, was very moving. Last – happened again last year, when there was an area dedicated to sharing pictures and writing notions/memories re: our loved ones – it was a really nice tribute.
Why is Komen important to you?
We need to find a Cure and Komen provides a mechanism for me to help participate in that solution. I also value all the support resources it provides to people who are fighting and living with breast cancer.
What is your biggest fundraising tip?
Make it personal – tell your why.
How are you MORE THAN PINK?
I bring my family and friends to the walk every year – and each year we experience the amazingly supportive community that the Susan G. Komen walk has built and is continuing to build. I cannot explain how important it is to have my mother and my sister in law walk together as survivors – but also as mourners for the loss of my mother in law. This walk has brought us closer – again to support each other – but also to feel the community support them.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Wow – I have no idea. Maybe a superhero who had the power to help people live every day to the fullest and appreciate what they have. I thought about the superpower to heal…but I believe courage comes from strife and people become better humans when they have to work through the hard stuff. What I don’t think people do very well is live in the present and be thankful for what is the here and now. So guess that is the kind of hero I would be – Hero that helps people be present and value what they have in the moment.