Susan G. Komen® Michigan announces hiring of new Director of Events and Logistics

Komen Michigan today announced the hiring of Jennifer Taylor, their new Director of Event and Logistics, beginning January 8, 2018. Taylor was most recently with Townsquare Media.

“I look forward to working with the Susan G. Komen and giving back to my community, while producing events that bring the people together through hope,” says Jennifer Taylor.

The position will provide strategic direction and planning support for Komen signature events, including Race for the Cure events held in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Kalamazoo, the Powerfully Pink luncheon and the Pink Tie Ball. Additionally, Taylor will support partner events including West Michigan Woman’s Wine & Wig, Gilda’s Club’s Bras for a Cause, Mercy Health St. Mary’s Rock the Runway, Spectrum Health’s Candid Conversations, and Stand Up for the Cure.

“We are extremely excited to have Jennifer join our team and help make 2018 memorable with events that bring us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer,” said Erica Bills, Executive Director of Komen Michigan. “Events are a critical area for Komen Michigan to engage with the community on a personal level, allowing us to support breast health and awareness, and raise money to fund breast cancer programs and services.”

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About Komen Michigan

Komen Michigan is committed to saving lives and reducing breast cancer mortality in Michigan. Through targeted, culturally-relevant education programs, screenings, diagnostics, transportation, survivor support programs and events like Race for the Cure®, Komen Michigan has touched more than 85,000 lives in Michigan in 2016 alone. Over the last 20 years, Komen Michigan has funded $12 million in community breast health programs across 24 counties, filling the gap for much-needed services across the region. For more information, call (616) 752-8262 or visit www.komenmichigan.org.

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Michigan is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Michigan Race for the Cure®, Komen Michigan has invested more than $12 million in community breast health programs in 24 counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call (616) 752-8262 or visit www.komenmichigan.org.