AIT Worldwide Logistics exceeds fundraising goal for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Transportation management leader, St. Jude/Walk Run National Sponsor donates more than $61,000 to fight childhood cancer
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (November 4, 2019) – In its third year supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, supply chain solutions provider AIT Worldwide Logistics brought together 27 fundraising teams who raised $31,229 for the cause. With the company’s promise to match the first $30,000 raised, AIT’s total 2019 donation reached $61,229—more than doubling its initial $30,000 giving goal.
To raise the funds, AIT team members, family and friends took part in St. Jude Walk/Run events across the United States throughout September, which is Children’s Cancer Awareness Month. The money raised will support the hospital’s mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
“I’m proud and impressed with what our teammates are capable of—but not surprised,” said AIT Worldwide Logistics President and CEO, Vaughn Moore. “Giving back to our communities is a core value for AIT, and it shows. I want to thank everyone who helped us go above and beyond our fundraising goal for St. Jude and get us closer to the day we end childhood cancer forever. I have no doubt we can do it again in 2020.”
Since the supply chain leader first selected St. Jude as its flagship charitable alliance in 2017, AIT teammates and company matches have resulted in donations of more than $180,000 for the hospital.
“It is inspiring to see communities nationwide come together and know that they are making an impact locally, as well as nationally, by supporting the St. Jude mission,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “We are grateful to all of the supporters, partners and St. Jude Walk/Run teams who have rallied together behind a shared goal of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.”
Since it opened its doors more than 50 years ago, St. Jude has developed treatments that helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from just 20 percent to more than 80 percent. Learn more at www.stjude.org/together.