AIT Worldwide Logistics' Co-workers Band Together to Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (October 26, 2015) – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AIT Worldwide Logistics continued leading the mission to raise funding and draw attention to the cause. AIT co-workers have been working on charitable efforts related to the cause for the past 16 years.
On Sunday, October 18, a large contingent of AIT co-workers (along with friends and family members) joined 3,300+ participants from the DuPage County area at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. AIT was once again a flagship sponsor of the walk which took place in Winfield, Illinois at Cantigny Park. Walkers raised more than $250,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society and their drive to heighten awareness and provide services for breast cancer patients and survivors.
In the days before the walk, co-workers from Chicago area AIT offices conducted an on-site bake sale and raffle to boost the fundraising totals. Many departments also competed in a Pinked Out! contest which challenged teams to creatively decorate their areas with pink-themed displays. Photos were posted to AIT’s Facebook page and winners were determined by the number of Likes received.
AIT has a long history of supporting the American Cancer Society. This tradition is rooted with AIT co-workers throughout the company who work to make a difference in their communities. Their dedication inspired the establishment of the AIT Cares initiative in 2012. This formal commitment to action made volunteerism a companywide goal with each co-worker being encouraged to contribute five hours of community service per year. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is the largest AIT Cares event of the year, involving the most co-workers and raising thousands of dollars.
Vaughn Moore, AIT’s President and CEO said, “The communities where we live and work do a lot to help support AIT as an organization. Giving back to our communities via charitable actions is the way our company and our co-workers say thank you and it’s one of the most fundamental aspects of our culture. With 1 in 7 women being affected by this disease at some point in their lifetimes, this is a cause that hits close to home for all of us. We believe in supporting our co-workers and their families and we take our commitment to leading the fight against breast cancer very seriously.”
AIT’s Marketing and Communications Director, Kim Smigiel, serves as the chair for the company’s Charity Committee. She said, “Thank you to AIT’s walkers for participating in support of the American Cancer Society on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Cantigny Park. It is amazing to see the support from our customers, co-workers, partners and family members who walk in honor of the pink ribbon and help AIT lead the effort to knock out breast cancer.”
The American Cancer Society is part of AIT Cares - an initiative celebrating co-worker efforts to give back to the communities where we live and work.
About AIT Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT’s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business. For more information, visit www.aitworldwide.com.
At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers’ trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities.
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