AIT Worldwide Logistics surpasses fundraising goal, donates more than $63,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Published on: Oct 18, 2021
St. Jude Walk/Run sponsor, transportation management leader tops fundraising goal for fifth year in a row
ITASCA, ILLINOIS (Oct. 18, 2021) – More than three dozen fundraising teams from across AIT Worldwide Logistics’ global network came together during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Including the company’s promised match, AIT handily overshot its original $30,000 goal for a total donation of $63,749.
“I’m so proud to see AIT teammates show up year after year, and in such a big way, to support the children of St. Jude, and all the kids around the world who are helped by the hospital’s critical work,” said AIT Worldwide Logistics President and CEO, Vaughn Moore.
Since first partnering with St. Jude in 2017, AIT’s supply chain solutions experts have worked together to raise more than $288,000 to support the hospital’s efforts, which include sharing lifesaving, cutting-edge research with doctors and medical institutions all over the world.
Moore added that AIT initially selected St. Jude as the company’s flagship alliance because not only does the hospital treat pediatric cancer patients, but they also never charge a dime for their services.
In keeping with pandemic safety precautions, team members took part in one communal, virtual walk—versus traditional in-person events around the world. Runners and walkers also used St. Jude’s innovative, contactless app in combination with their social media presences to raise both money and awareness.
“We are grateful for the partnership of AIT Worldwide Logistics, whose employees around the world teamed up to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
“Support from individual donors and partners like AIT helps fuel St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s recently announced $11.5 billion strategic plan,” Shadyac added. “That plan triples St. Jude’s global investment to impact more of the 400,000 children worldwide who will get cancer each year and accelerates research and treatments for the deadliest forms of childhood cancers and other catastrophic diseases.”
St. Jude has spent the past five decades leading the charge in putting an end to childhood cancer, caring for patients, and creating treatments that helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from just 20% to more than 80%. Learn more at www.stjude.org/together.