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Sunday, October 26, 2008 MileOne Automotive participated in the 2008 Making Strides Event in Baltimore, Maryland. As a flagship sponsor MileOne encouraged all employees to support the cause in any way they can whether it be 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 attended the walk and many more that were unable to attend but made donations.
The event began with bagels, coffee and snacks then group photos, inspirational speeches from cancer survivors and flagship sponsors, and ended with the four mile walk. MileOne lead the walk in a 2009 Saturn Aura accompanied with all the cancer survivors. The Saturn Aura will be the raffle car for the 2009 Relay for Life in Maryland.
For the last several years MileOne has donated a vehicle to the American Cancer Society to be raffled off at the Relay events. To date MileOne has donated over $250,000 and raised over $3 Million for cancer fighting efforts. 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.
On October 21, 2007 nearly 250 MileOne employees spent their Sunday morning supporting the American Cancer Society at their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event began with opening remarks from members of The American Cancer Society followed by inspiring remarks from MileOne President and Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Fader. Soon after, employees and close to 4,000 members of our community set out on a 4 mile walk around Baltimore contributing to an overall $400,000 raised for finding a cure to breast cancer. Thanks to the charitable donations of MileOne employees and customers, we alone, contributed close to $25,000!
Each year, MileOne Automotive is a flagship sponsor for The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which means we provide additional monetary support and guarantee at least 100 walkers. In order to meet the goals set forth by the American Cancer Society and our own company, we rely heavily on our internal leaders. This year, we had 10 team captains and one company captain, who gave up their time to recruit walkers and raise money for Making Strides. Our team captains went all out this year with “Power Pink Thursdays,” selling $3000 worth of danglers at our dealerships, selling bracelets and other breast cancer related support items and holding support lunches to show their dedication and commitment to helping MileOne raise money and walkers.
As company captain, I want to personally thank the amazing men and women who made Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2007 a great success: Louise Fisher, Amy Truitt, Paul Amick, Joan Luckey, Erica Frey, Gina Goffus, Nicole Baker, Cheryl Miller, Jackie Huber, Mike Hoban, Robyn Schuerholz, Mike Blumenthal, David Metter, Jerry Fader and Steve Fader. Thank you to all for your time and support. Finally, I would like to also thank everyone who joined the MileOne team for this year’s walk; your support truly makes a difference.
Looking forward, as proclaimed at the event, Jerry Fader has already challenged and declared that MileOne will lead in walkers and monetary donations for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2008. His challenge did not fall on deaf ears, for the other flagship sponsors responded much like many of our own walkers; committed and personally challenged to participate and walk again in 2008. I know my fellow MileOne employees will continue supporting the American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer until the cure is found!
All the funds donated by the sponsors will be used to keep the many Catholic Charities relief services running. The 80 programs offer a diverse array of services in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Washington and Garrett Counties of Maryland. They care for children and families, people who are poor and disadvantaged, seniors, and those who have developmental disabilities to provide help and hope so that every person can realize their full potential.
Overall, the event gave corporations a chance to bond together under one contributing cause. The competition gave larger corporations such as MileOne the chance to interact with co-workers which they had never met.
“Because MileOne is such a large company and has dealerships spread over Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; it has never enabled us to socialize with co-workers from other locations. That, I believe, is the best part about this event for MileOne, “said the MileOne team captain.
The next Chatholic Charities of Baltimore Dragon Boat Race will take place in 2010.
On September 13, 2008 MileOne will compete in the 2008 Dragon Boat Races to raise funds for several Catholic Charities programs surrounding Baltimore. Since the introduction of Dragon Boat Racing in 1998, it has proved to be one of the premier team building events in the Greater Baltimore Community.
As an official corporate sponsor for the event, MileOne has formed a team of 22 who have been practicing every Tuesday night in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in hopes of winning the 2008 cup. MileOne takes great pride in our involvement within our community and is ecstatic to be apart of this very worthy cause.
To get involved, we invite everyone with their family and friends to join us on race day to show support and enjoy the fun. Children especially can have a great time watching the boats, silly team hats, team chants and visiting the different themed tents.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
*Stop by anytime, races and events will go all day sun-up until sun-down.
Make sure to cheer on the MileOne team! See you there.
For more information contact Natalie Ramirez at (410)547-5473 or email email@example.com