Congrats to Tina Correa for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Susan G. Komen Orange County
Honoree Category: Health
Why Nominated: Since joining Komen as a volunteer in 2012, Tina became passionately involved with Unidos Contra el Cancer de Seno Coalition and has helped with agency strategic planning, taking a lead role in outreach and education to the Latino community. The need for information, support and resources in that community became very evident to her and she was inspired to form the Spanish speaking support group – Cafecitos. She is the group facilitator, invites guests to speak, welcomes new members, and calls the members prior to each bi-monthly meeting to remind them to attend.
Tina helps facilitate focus groups for our Community Profile Committee and also serves as a Komen Grant Reviewer. She is a member of the African American Initiative Advisory Group and is passionate about reaching women in our community that may not ordinarily get screened or seek medical advice. She is also a champion in our outreach expansion to South County.
One of the many ways that she has demonstrated her genuine passion and commitment to support women undergoing treatment is that she took the initiative to undertake a community navigation course to help newly diagnosed women with information about their diagnosis and treatment, helps with translation at Dr appointments, transports women to and from medical appointments. The women refer to her as their angel!
She is an advocate, carer, organizer and educator. Her work is tireless and the impact she has had on so many lives is immeasurable
Tina was awarded the Promise of One Komen National Award at our recent Volunteer Recognition Event on February 21, 2015.
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