Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wittig, Director of Grants and Public Policy
Lizzie Wittig is Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Director of Grants & Public Policy. In 2003, Lizzie started volunteering at Susan G. Komen when she was just 17 years old, the same year Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. And that is the same year she participated in her first Race for the Cure – and The 3 Day. She has been walking ever since. Lizzie’s Mom passed from breast cancer in 2009 – but that was six years longer than the doctor’s thought she would. Her life was extended thanks to a Susan G. Komen-sponsored clinical trial. Lizzie is passionate about this cause – and she has put that passion to work for the mission. She and her 20-person walking team have raised more than $800,000 since 2003.
Lizzie has been instrumental in all aspects of Grants Management, especially navigating and training on the new online grants management system. In Public Policy, she has chaired the Advocacy Alliance in San Diego for several years. She is Cancer Rights Legal Advocate; a long-time volunteer and advocate for women’s health issues and has been part of our Affiliate for 8 years.
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