MCC-Penn Valley’s Melanie Bowman wins breast cancer awareness volunteer award

Melanie Bowman, student employment services coordinator at MCC- Penn Valley, was recently named Kansas City’s 2012 Quilted Northern Soft & Strong® Champion for the Kansas City Race for the Cure. She was selected for the honor based on her volunteer efforts for breast cancer awareness and education.

Melanie has been a volunteer with Komen Kansas City since 2009 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In spring 2009, Melanie underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. In July 2009, she was declared cancer-free; she completed the one-mile Kansas City Race for the Cure® one week after her final surgery.

For all of her fundraising and volunteering efforts on behalf of Komen Kansas City, Melanie will be recognized on stage during this Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  This will be her fifth race.

To donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, please contact Melanie at 604-4155. Donations towards the race will be accepted until Aug. 31.