Hayley Rose

Susan G. Komen Tulsa
Helping Oklahoma Nominee: Hayley Rose

Hayley Rose may not have initially chosen Susan G. Komen as her "sweet spot" to volunteer; however, in some fateful turn of events, this organization chose her.
In March of 2009, as an active mother of two young children—ages nine and six, Hayley was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hayley, a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma (BS in Petroleum Engineering) and OSU (MBA with a concentration in Finance), has been in the natural gas industry for 24 years. She is the Vice-President of Commercial for the Natural Gas Pipelines and Storage business segment of ONEOK Partners. She is no stranger to volunteer activities outside of Susan G. Komen: She has been an active Board member for the Ronald McDonald House and this past year she chaired the United Way campaign for ONEOK and led the company to exceed their $1 million goal by more than 5.5%. She is also a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, class 48.
Komen Tulsa is nominating Hayley Rose because of her untiring efforts towards our BOLD GOAL to reduce breast cancer mortality rates by 50% within the next decade.
Shortly after Hayley completely chemotherapy treatment in 2010, she began speaking to companies, organizations, and even individuals who wanted to hear from a breast cancer survivor regarding her experience. She has devoted countless hours in educating and advocating for early breast cancer screening and detection, knowing this is the best way to ensure survival.
In addition to her advocacy work, she soon became a member of the Komen Board of Directors as an intern through Leadership Tulsa. She spent hours of quality time reviewing our grant applications, attending grant application training, and visiting our grantee organizations. Her passion for the Komen mission became more evident with every interaction—whether with survivors, our volunteers, or those who provide services.
More volunteer duties followed with Hayley becoming immersed in fundraising events, securing major sponsorships for our organization, delivering survivor bags to newly diagnosed patients, and eventually taking on the role of Board President.
As President of the Board, Hayley would attend a multi-day leadership conference which led her to becoming a Patient Advocate. In this role, Hayley is part of a national group that is called to serve in a variety of capacities for research grants, both for Komen and for the Department of Defense. She has worked with research doctors with the OU Health Science Center on several research grant applications that are being submitted to the DOD for funding. This includes attending the Annual Cancer Research Symposium, visiting each doctors' lab to review the work being done, and reviewing and providing comments from a patient perspective on the research abstract. Hayley also participated in a group study related to determining whether breast cancer survivors were at a greater risk to not only get influenza, but also have more severe symptoms given their weakened immune system.
At Susan G. Komen Tulsa, we are continually in awe of Hayley's unending generosity in terms of time, talent, and generosity despite the demands of a professional career and her role as a mom and wife.
Hayley says she is completely energized by what Komen does and believes she is alive today because Komen helped fund the research to develop Herceptin, the drug which is key to making her an almost 8-year survivor. She and her husband, Teryl, host an annual event at their home, "Rally with the Roses," which last year raised in excess of $10k to benefit Komen's Race for the Cure.
Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Hayley could easily have chose an easier path—certainly a more relaxing path—and no one would have faulted her. Instead, she and Komen Tulsa chose one another and together they are making surviving breast cancer in Oklahoma more of a reality today than ever before.
On behalf of the thousands of women, men, and families who have been supported, encouraged, and taught to survive and thrive a cancer that will strike one in eight women during their lifetime, Susan G. Komen Tulsa is honored to nominate Hayley Rose as the Helping Oklahoma 2017 Recipient. View the story on Tulsa's News 6 here: http://www.newson6.com/story/19270927/tulsa-company-co-workers-step-up-t...

This Year's Nominees

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