Susan G. Komen®Greater Fort Worth announced today that Erin Hayes has joined the nonprofit as the Affiliate’s Race and Events Manager. 

In this position, Hayes will be responsible for organizing, planning and leading the annual Race for the Cure® for the Affiliate. She will also coordinate fundraising activities and be responsible for the growth and expansion of race participation. 

“Erin’s strong work ethic and organizational skills make her a perfect fit for this position,” said Craig Schaefer, executive director of Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth. “We are excited to have found someone with such a complete understanding of Susan G. Komen’s mission and goals, coupled with Race management experience.” 

Hayes joins the Affiliate after serving most recently at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America where she managed the planning and execution of the organization’s special events. Hayes previously served as a field coordinator for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Denver, Colo. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Educational Services.

About Susan G. Komen® and the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate

Susan G. Komen®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, has invested more than $2.2 billion in research and life-saving community programs since its inception in 1982, and is the only breast cancer organization with a comprehensive approach that touches research, advocacy and community support. Thanks to events like the Race for the Cure, and generous contributions from partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, Komen has become the largest source in the world of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

The Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is one of 123 national affiliates of the parent organization. Chartered in July of 1992 by Rozanne Rosenthal, in honor of her close friend and three-time breast-cancer-survivor Joan Katz, the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate uses 75 percent of all money raised to fund education, treatment and prevention projects for women in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties. The first Komen Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure was held in 1993 and had 1,800 participants. Today, the organization boasts more than 10,000 participants each year, and serves as the largest 5K Race in the county. To date, Komen Greater Fort Worth has raised more than $21 million for breast cancer education, treatment, prevention and research. For more information on Komen Greater Fort Worth, please visit www.komengreaterfortworth.org.