Regus Aim High at Cancer Fundraising Event
A dedicated group of Regus employees in the US have got together to take on the annual Susan G Komen Race for the Cure event, to raise funds for vital research into breast cancer treatment.
Led by Executive Vice President Bob Gaudreau, the Regus team have an impressive fundraising target of $110,000 (┬ú70,400) and Bob has gone one step further by setting himself a tough personal target of $25,000 (┬ú16,000).
“We all have mothers and some of us have wives and daughters and I want to do my part to help fight this terrible disease,” explained Bob. His motivation for fundraising and taking part in the event started two years ago, when his friend and former Regus colleague Sue found out she had breast cancer.
“Thanks to early detection and superb treatment Sue has fought this and is winning in her fight, but Sue is not alone. For me it was a wake-up call and I knew I had to do something to help her and others,” he added.
Race for the Cure takes place in Dallas on Sunday 15th October and is now in its 29th year, which is the largest fundraising event of its kind in the County. Every year thousands of people take part in the 1K and 5K race with many more lining the streets to offer shouts of encouragement.
Bob has been training on his treadmill every morning at 5am in preparation for the event, and will be comforted to know that there are thousands of other contestants who are also getting ready to do their bit.
How You Can Help
The Susan G. Komen organisation was established over 25 years ago and plays an important role in the fight against breast cancer. The foundation helps by raising funds, increasing awareness and educating people about the disease, which ultimately helps to save lives and turn increasing numbers of breast cancer patients into survivors.
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Good luck to Bob, the Regus team and everyone taking part!
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