AIT Co-workers Band Together to Make Strides and Cents
AIT Worldwide Logistics continued its tradition of leadership in the fight against breast cancer as a flagship sponsor of the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. This was AIT's 14th year participating in the annual event
AIT-Chicago Makes Cents
About a week before the walk, AIT-Chicago hosted an Italian Beef Lunch to kick off the 2013 Making Cents campaign. When the following week began, more than a dozen departments adorned their respective areas with festive balloons, streamers and more for the brand new Pinked Out Decorating Contest. Click here to watch a short video on AIT's Facebook page spotlighting each department's entry.
The office was humming with more activity than usual on the Friday just before Making Strides with two major events. The annual Bake Sale kicked off early in the morning with a dazzling variety of sweet and savory delicacies. As the Bake Sale was winding down in the early afternoon, excitement was building for the Making Cents Raffle. Dozens of prizes ranging from gift cards and sports memorabilia to high-end electronics and even jars filled with cash were all up for grabs.
Between the Italian Beef Luncheon, the Bake Sale and the Raffle, this year's Making Cents campaign raised more than $13,000 and every last penny was donated to the American Cancer Society.
AIT Continues to Make Strides as a Flagship Sponsor
Sunday, of course, was the main event - the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Thousands of supporters arrived early in the morning at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois to take part in the non-competitive 5k walk. As a flagship sponsor, AIT had a large booth on the grounds where co-workers met up beforehand, turned in pledge forms and checked in with Human Resources to receive Wellness Incentive points.
The actual walk took about an hour to complete and AIT's walkers reconvened at the booth afterwards to enjoy complimentary deli sandwiches and bottled water. President and CEO Vaughn Moore was asked to wrap up the morning with a speech and an announcement of the total raised by the event.
In his remarks, Vaughn expressed how important the fight against breast cancer is to AIT. He pointed to AIT's involvement and the presence of the event's other corporate sponsors as evidence that there are still companies that care and strive to make a difference. He noted that AIT brought over 250 walkers to the event and announced the overall total raised in DuPage County which was close to a quarter million dollars and counting!