Building A Great Team!

By Rene Tamayo Last month, our event team completed the final Susan G. Komen 3-Day of the 2019 season. As always at the end of an event season, it provides a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished and evaluate what contributed to the success… Read More

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Don’t Rain on My Parade…or My Event!

By Rene Tamayo Weather, whether good or bad, plays a major role in determining how successful your event will be. When weather is perfect, it almost seems like nothing can go wrong —everything falls into place and we can focus on giving participants a wonderful time doing good for their……

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Preparing Event Volunteers for Anything

By Robin Shapiro Even with the most thorough preparation, unforeseen circumstances can make your event morning feel chaotic. One of the things you can do to make the event run as smoothly as possible is set your volunteers up for success. They should know where to go, what to expect……

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Engaging the Younger Generation

By Molly Fast About a month ago, my oldest sister participated in the 2017 Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 3-Day alongside one of her daughters (12 years old). Her other daughter (9 years old) cheered her along all three days with another one of my nieces (7 years old) and…

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The Icing on the Cake

By Rene Tamayo Over the past five years, I have been fortunate to serve as the lead operations manager for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® event series; a three day, sixty-mile event with thousands of participants walking to eradicate breast cancer. It is a challenging and… Read More

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Ride with GPS

By Meredith Parker Who knew that five simple letters could make event planning so much easier? Ride with GPS (RWGPS) is a software solution originally designed for cyclists. Founded in 2007 by co-owners Zack Ham and Cullen King, RWGPS allows cyclists to plan and find cycling routes. Read…

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More than Kindergarten Artwork

By Libby Riordan How many event bags do you have in your closet? Better yet, do you use them? If you are anything like me, and many event participants, your stack of unused event swag is growing and you never see the bottom of the stack. It’s great to receive……

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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Series Recap

By Molly Fast It’s the end of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® event season and I’m back in my home office, with my usual post-season cold. Sniffles aside, I have a very, very full heart from all the experiences I shared with my co-workers and the amazing participants that make……

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Komen Leadership Conference Recap

By Molly Fast Last week I had the great pleasure of attending the Susan G. Komen® Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Texas along with my friend and co-worker Gayla. This leadership conference is a chance for Komen Affiliates, headquarters’ staff, and Komen Scholars (an advisory group of scientists, researchers…

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Partner Spotlight: Cassis Travel Services

When your fundraising event is a destination event, it helps to have a travel partner on hand to help your participants and staff get there. Cassis Travel Services (CTS) has been working with us for over 13 years, providing travel arrangements and shuttle services for the Susan G. Komen…

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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Series Kick-Off

By Molly Fast It’s approximately 100° and I’m in a warehouse, sweating like you wouldn’t believe, with dirt all over me and in serious need of some water (and a shower). But I just learned how to use a pallet jack and in one week from today, I’ll be a……

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