On Saturday, May 12, Bergfeld Park will be filled with more than 7,000 people in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, including 350 breast cancer survivors. This annual 5K run and fitness walk raises awareness and significant funds for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Over the past 13 years, the Tyler Komen Affiliate has invested $2 million in community breast health programs in Smith County, helping uninsured and underinsured women obtain free breast cancer screenings, medical services, and education.
Kristin Eargle is serving as co-chair of the 2012 Komen Tyler Race for the Cure this year and has served on the race committee for the past three years. In addition to her volunteer service with the Tyler Komen Affiliate, Ms. Eargle has also served on the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Barons’ Gala Committee and is an active member of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. In her capacity as a legal and administrative assistant with the Flowers Davis Law Firm, Ms. Eargle is a member of the Tyler Legal Professional Association and has served that organization as vice president.
“I believe volunteerism is a gift from God. It’s a great way to give back and to work together with others for an awesome goal,” Ms. Eargle said.
Born in Tyler, Ms. Eargle is a graduate of McAllen Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas. She returned to the Tyler community eight years ago and earned her associate’s degree in criminal justice from Tyler Junior College. Ms. Eargle is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday school.
“Volunteering in Tyler gives me a chance to meet new people who share my interests,” Ms. Eargle said. “It’s rewarding to work alongside other volunteers and in the community for a common purpose.”
Please visit www.komentyler.org for more information on the 2012 Komen Tyler Race for the Cure.