This isn’t the first time you’re meeting Brittney Franks! In fact, we introduced her in a 2012 Volunteer Spotlight! She has turned her passion for Komen Austin into her career as our first ever Office Coordinator. Here’s an update from Brittney!
Hello everyone! I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be working for Komen Austin. I have officially been here for over a month and loving every moment of it!
I was born and raised in Lockhart, TX - mmm BBQ – with two brothers and two sisters. I attended culinary school and pursued a career in hotel industry for over 10 years. While I will miss that industry along with the people that I have worked with that I call family, I am very happy to be where I am now.
Growing up my parents always taught us to give back in any way that we could. My dad would say, “You may not have money but you can be a willing and able body and give your time.” I did just that with Komen Austin.
My involvement with the cause started with the Race for the Cure in 2006. This is an event I now participate in every year with my friends and family, in honor of my grandmother who passed when I was only 7 years old. This year one of my friends even hosted a garage sale and donated all the proceeds to my team! In 2008, I turned my Race participation into year-round involvement by manning the Komen Austin outreach table at various events and volunteering in the office.
I really enjoyed volunteering over the years, but with the hours of my unpredictable food and beverage job it make it hard to be involved as much as I wanted too. When the office coordinator job was posted I knew I had to apply because I wanted to be a part of an organization I am so passionate about.
I am excited about my new role and know this is where I am supposed to be. In fact, the day I wrote this blog I answered five calls from women who lacked sufficient health insurance. I was able to guide them to a Komen Austin funded healthcare provider funded that could help. I am grateful that I can do my part daily to give hope to those in need.
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