Saturday June 9th & Sunday 10th Clancy Moving Systems employees, family and friends joined dozens of local companies and members of the community to support The American Cancer Society and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Two Important Events Packed into One Weekend.
Both of these events have never been the same weekend but who better than Movers to be prepared for the logistical challenge, right?! Many of those at Clancy that came out to support the Relay For Life which ran from Saturday morning through midnight also attended the CFF Great Strides walk the next day which started at 9:00am.
Saturday, June 9 Andrea Duke led the team in Patterson, NY to raising over $3,000 in support of ACS’s mission, helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. The effects of Cancer are widespread and nearly everyone knows someone who has been treated and survived, is still fighting or lost the battle. It is with hope from our efforts, may many more be survivors!
In an email to Clancy staff on the following Monday, Andrea shared her thanks and encouraged additional donations through August could increase the total funds raised. “Thank you everyone who helped out and donated to our team. We were able to raise $3000.00 for the American Cancer Society. If you still would like to make a donation we have until August to keep fundraising. I would like to send a special thanks to Lauren Dean, Joe Moroney, Lisa Stevens and Brendan Stevens for all of your help running our booth at the Relay. With out your help our booth would not have been such a success.”
Sunday, June 10 Jennifer Storms led Clancy’s 3rd annual Great Strides Putnam County participation by raising $1,355 to aid the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the search for a cure and support for those already faced with CF.
Clancy Moving Systems was invited to participate in Great Strides by through a close relationship with Mahopac National Bank. “They were big supporters of the event and we were looking for a way to give back to the community. We checked out CFF and getting involved just seemed to make sense.” added Chris Reinhardt who signed up Team Clancy Moving to Make Great Strides for their first walk. The bank’s Credit Administration Manager Lisa McPartland’s son, Brian, was born with the disease in 1993 and has gone on to become an award winning high school athlete in part due to the CFF’s research towards a cure and life-sustaining treatments.
Chris reflected back on the first walk and the positive impact it had on the team, “The first year we attended the walk we didn’t know what to expect, but everyone that participated had a great time. The kids played games, enjoyed live music and a barbecue lunch. Some adults were concerned with how far we’d be walking, but they quickly forgot their concerns as they listened to children and parents share their personal struggles and triumphs over CF.”
FACTS ABOUT CF: In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. A major focus of CF treatment is the obstructed breathing that causes frequent lung infections. Physical therapy, exercise, and medications are used to reduce the mucus blockage of the lung’s airways. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
Jennifer shares how the 2012 walk went and how the funds raised helps CFF research nation-wide, “We had a total of 25 walkers on our team. The event included live music, food and activities for the children. It’s great that we can make a little time and come together for a few hours on what would normally be a day off to raise awareness and funds for this important disease. It was a beautiful day weather-wise and the atmosphere was upbeat and positive.
Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event. Tens of thousands of co-workers, friends and family come together each year as one community for one cause…to help find a cure for CF. In 2011, nearly $38 million was raised to support vital CF programs.
The Putnam County chapter of Cystic Fibrosis, which we were a part of, met and exceeded their fundraising goal of $220,000.00.”
To learn more about the American Cancer Society, please visit the ACS website: www.cancer.org
To learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please visit the CFF website: www.cff.org
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