Caryn Freas, Manager, Special Events
Caryn oversees special events at Living Beyond Breast Cancer, with a focus on the signature fundraising event, Yoga on the Steps. She is responsible for developing and implementing the special events annual plan. Caryn monitors the success of activities and identifies opportunities for enhancement and expansion of special events to increase event attendance and philanthropic support. She also manages relationships with vendors and oversees the work of vendors that provide support for special events.
Prior to joining the LBBC team, Caryn was the Mid Atlantic regional development director for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America where she was responsible for leading the management and growth of the Mid-Atlantic region (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) including the development of affiliates and chapters. She was also responsible for developing and executing successful fundraising events for the entire region. Caryn worked with the regional social workers, support groups, Centers of Excellence and medical facilities to make sure that family and patient needs were addressed.
Originally from Philadelphia, Caryn now resides in the Western suburbs with her husband, two daughters and two cats.