Volunteer Spotlight: Meghan Rayner

Volunteer Spotlight:  Meghan Rayner

Meghan, our 2017 Summer Intern, began her relationship with Komen Central Virginia when she was 10. She participated in the 2007 Race for the Cure three weeks after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Being a part of the Race helped quiet Meghan’s feelings of fear and helplessness, and made her feel like she was doing everything she could to help save her mom’s life and the lives of others battling the disease. That year, Meghan was our top Race fundraiser raising over $10,000!

That first Race experience hooked Meghan, and she has been involved ever since. While in high school at the Collegiate School, she founded the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Club in an effort to create yearlong excitement and support in her school community for the Race for the Cure and Komen’s mission – to save lives and end breast cancer foreve r. After high school graduation, she knew she wanted to continue working with Komen. Looking into a summer internship seemed like the perfect way to stay connected and do her part.

Meghan says she loves being a part of such an important and inspiring organization. The fact that our work saves lives really resonates with her. And, she enjoys getting to work with “the wonderful Komen team” (as she puts it) three times a week. We at the Komen office feel the same. We are lucky that “the wonderful Meghan” is spending time with us this summer.

Meghan, our 2017 Summer Intern, began her relationship with Komen Central Virginia when she was 10. She participated in the 2007 Race for the Cure three weeks after her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Being a part of the Race helped quiet Meghan’s feelings of fear and helplessness, and made her feel like she was doing everything she could to help save her mom’s life and the lives of others battling the disease. That year, Meghan was our top Race fundraiser raising over $10,000!

That first Race experience hooked Meghan, and she has been involved ever since. While in high school at the Collegiate School, she founded the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Club in an effort to create yearlong excitement and support in her school community for the Race for the Cure and Komen’s mission – to save lives and end breast cancer foreve r. After high school graduation, she knew she wanted to continue working with Komen. Looking into a summer internship seemed like the perfect way to stay connected and do her part.

Meghan says she loves being a part of such an important and inspiring organization. The fact that our work saves lives really resonates with her. And, she enjoys getting to work with “the wonderful Komen team” (as she puts it) three times a week. We at the Komen office feel the same. We are lucky that “the wonderful Meghan” is spending time with us this summer.