So many individuals and groups in our community are dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. And they come up with creative, personal ways to raise awareness and funds to help save lives and end breast cancer.
One of these individuals inspired us to introduce a new recognition, which we announced at our 4th Annual Power of a Promise event: the 2013 Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, presented to Naomi Leasck.
For the past four years, this talented 13-year-old St. Louis Hawks hockey goalie has incorporated philanthropy into her sporting activity. She has raised money for Komen St. Louis with each “save” she makes. Last fall, she made 184 saves and raised $2,000. Over the past four years, Naomi has raised $10,000 for local breast health programs and breast cancer research funded by Komen St. Louis.
Naomi is a shining example that you’re never too young to make a positive impact in our community.
Congratulations and thank you, Naomi!