Company News | July 15, 2016
ARS of Raleigh Takes Steps to Raise Hope for Breast Cancer Education & Health Services
Hope is Rising. On June 11th, employees from ARS / Rescue Rooter Raleigh Durham (ARS) rallied around Susan G Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) Race for the Cure. It was the 20th anniversary of the 5K Run/Walk.
“Each year, we continue to create a hopeful atmosphere for everyone touched by breast cancer,” said Pam Kohl, Komen NCTC Executive Director. “This day is about the survivors celebrating years of survivorship and crossing the finish line in triumph. We’re grateful to ARS for their Teams sponsorship. Their generous donation helps move us closer to finding a cure.”
“We are proud to help Komen NCTC bring awareness to breast cancer research, screening, education, and treatment programs to 29 counties in the North Carolina. We’ve all been affected by breast cancer in some way, so we have a duty to help any way we can,” said Mike Smith, General Manager at ARS / Rescue Rooter Raleigh.
“I support Susan G Komen because breast cancer threatens those I love. My great aunt died from breast cancer after courageously fighting the battle twice. My daughters and my mother are my motivation.”- Lori Perez, Commerical Admin Assistant at Raleigh. Lori was in charge of organizing the Durham Bulls game and race day and promoting participation in the branch.
ARS employees promoted the race and Susan G. Komen at the Durham Bulls game on May 22, 2016. The group worked together by handing out freebies, printed materials, and talking with other Bulls fans about the Komen race. Even our mascot Dandy came out to join in the fun and raise awareness for the foundation.
The ARS team had donated over $10,000 for breast cancer research and awareness and over 40 employees participated in the run/walk. For pictures from the Race for Cure, go to ARS of Raleigh’s Facebook page.
ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN®: Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.