We are also ecstatic to announce that our very own MM Maureen Oyiriaru has been invited to officially join the board of Women In Strides! Maureen was the only Austin Mocha Moms member who volunteered to meet Komen Austin after Susan G. Komen and Mocha Moms Inc. announced their national partnership. She agreed to be the liaison between our organizations without hesitation, and spoke at the Mocha Moms South Central Regional Conference in the spring as part of the Women In Strides panel. There, she shared her powerful, personal story about her mother's battle with cancer. Now that Maureen and Komen Austin have made it official, this whole thing just feels like kismet.
Congratulations, Maureen, on being invited to work with Women In Strides. Komen Austin and Mocha Moms Austin are beyond lucky to have you as part of our organizations.
Here is a picture of MM Maureen (wearing her WIS pink flower) with other Mochas who were at the event. See more pictures from the launch event on Flickr.