PBS SoCaL is delighted to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer. That’s why we ran alongside community members dedicated to the cause in the Komen Race for the Cure® this weekend.
The Komen Race for the Cure® Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. And it also promotes a healthy lifestyle, which is important to PBS SoCaL.
Running is an excellent way for people of all ages to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Youth can get excited about running and staying healthy with “It’s My Life” from PBS KIDS Go!. Here, kids can explore ways to keep their bodies strong and healthy with running and other solo sports.
As for us, meet the PBS SoCaL team members that hit the course this weekend:
Shaine Melnick, Membership Manager, can be found pounding the pavement whenever she’s not overseeing PBS SoCaL’s new membership program (coming soon!), managing details for our eclectic concert schedule, or working hard to create special experiences at member-only events. This self-described “tortoise” may not be the fastest on the course, but she always manages to cross the finish line with a huge smile on her face. Shaine dared herself to run 30 races by the time she turns 30. Seven down…
Robin Nguyen, Special Events Intern, is a runner from a land far, far away called California. At 5 inches less than 6 feet, and 300 pounds divided by 2, some might consider him the triple threat: 2nd grade spelling bee champ, 5th grade math Olympics medalist, and a former captain of the U.S. Karate Team. However, his passion lies in the art of basketball, football, baseball, bowling, boogie boarding and music. He lives life by using a simple code “The greatest tragedy of human existence is the loss of childhood innocence”, as his motivation.
Alyssa Torrez, Education Coordinator is always looking for new ways to challenge herself, whether it’s planning educational events or wrangling a crowd of preschoolers as Sid the Science Kid makes an appearance. No challenge is too big for her, so even though she prefers competitive sports such as basketball and tennis over running, a measly 3.1 miles won’t stand in the way of her goals of raising awareness and building community.
Thanks for racing along side of us. What race are you tackling next?