15633 Tue, 11/18/2008 - 1:19pm
PHOENIX–Nearly 500 Aspenhome employees, family and friends participated in a fund-raising, 3-mile walkathon for the City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases
“When we put the call out to our department heads for participants in the Walk for Hope we imagined 100 walkers,” said Bill Colegrove, aspenhome chief executive officer. “After a week we had 200, then 300 and by the time of the walk we had 468 walkers. This was our first fund-raising event in support of our ‘Imagine the Possibilities Campaign’ for 2008/2009. And, the name says it all.”
The event marked the launch of the long-term, companywide campaign introduced by Colegrove. Aspenhome, which has been a City of Hope supporter for several years, had the second-largest group participating in this year’s Walk for Hope and was a lead sponsor, according to a statement from the company.
In addition to a corporate donation, the company donated funds for each participant in the walk. This effort raised money for the City of Hope Banner Bone Marrow Transplant Program and Cancer Screening & Prevention Program located at the Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, as well as breast cancer research, treatment and education programs.