Despite a rainy Saturday morning, Sterling employees came out in force to show support for the fifth annual Oak Brook Park District Pink 5K race on May 9, 2015. 1,071 people registered for the race, raising $11,000 for the Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Foundation Open Arms Breast Cancer Outreach Fund.
This year Sterling’s Philanthropy and Health and Wellness committees came together in support of this event, “it appealed to employees who wanted to support the cause and also those looking to stay active”, said Mike Schmitz, Health & Wellness committee Chair. “We see a growing awareness among employees to embrace a more active lifestyle for themselves and for their families. Sterling’s VP of Sales Mike Sury brought his 8 year old daughter Annabell and she had no problem completing the walk” noted Schmitz. Annabell and her dad enjoyed the walk and stayed for some of the festivities afterwards including enjoying some delicious grilled chicken skewers provided by Webber Grill.
“Our employees were very glad to have the opportunity to support Breast Cancer Research,” noted Wendy Whelton, Sterling’s Philanthropy Chair. “With Mother’s Day this weekend, we were pleased that the funds raised will go to preventative care for a disease that tragically touches the lives of so many families. The foundation will utilize the donation for its 40-40-40 program in October, which will provide 40 free mammograms to 40 women age 40 and older.”
The race was sponsored by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Evergreen Bank Group.
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