MileOne Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer Again in 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009 MileOne Automotive participated in the 2009 Making Strides Event in Baltimore, Maryland. As a flagship sponsor MileOne encouraged all employees to support the cause in any way they could whether it was making a donation, walking, or wearing pink on power pink Thursdays during October. Our turn out this year was better than ever with over 500 employees, friends and family who either attended the walk, donated or helped with fundraisers.
The event began with bagels, coffee and snacks then a group photo, inspirational speeches from cancer survivors and flagship sponsors, and ended with the four mile walk.
MileOne lead the walk in one of their wrapped Ravens vehicles. MileOne is a partner with the Baltimore Ravens and decals eight cars each year for every home game on Ravens Walk. The vehicle featured at this event was an all new 2010 Chevy Traverse. The Traverse started the race accompanied with cancer survivors and continued the four mile route around the lake and back as the pace car.
For the last twelve years, MileOne has worked with The American Cancer Society to help raise awareness and funds in Baltimore. To date, MileOne has raised over $2 Million and made sizable donations of their own: over $65,000 for Making Strides, over $50,000 for The John Steadman Golf Tournament of Hope and has also donated many vehicles for raffle at the Relay for Life Events each year.
Its obvious MileOne is committed to this charity for a reason. We believe in the hope and support it gives to patients, survivors, and families. Its just one way we know how to give back to our community who has supported us in Baltimore for so many years. This charity is extremely important to MileOne and as a large company; it is heart warming to see so many people share a common belief.