For many years Marketwired has partnered with Five Hole For Food (FHFF), a non-profit that raises food for Canadians across the country. This year, our Calgary and Vancouver teams took part in two FHFF-sponsored street-hockey tournaments – one in downtown Calgary, AB, and the other in downtown Vancouver, BC. Each team made an impressive showing, but the real winners were the Calgary Food Bank and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Members of Marketwired’s Executive and Senior Leadership teams from across the US and Canada joined forces on July 8 and 9 to participate in an offsite event called “Challenge Your Thinking.” Their thinking was definitely challenged as they built bicycles for a women’s shelter during a part of a team-building exercise. Even though bike-building was a skill none of them possess, they still managed to turn out seven road-worthy bikes for a good cause.
For Enterprise Account Manager Jennifer Palombo, the decision to take on the challenge of the MS 150 only six months after a total knee replacement was personal. "I have so many friends afflicted by MS," Jennifer said. "Many forms, symptoms, issues—and they need my help." So she took to her bike for the 150-mile ride to help raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Along the way, she met many inspiring people: women in their 80's riding in dresses and high heels, parents pulling their MS-stricken children in bike carriers, co-workers raising funds for a colleague who was recently diagnosed. At the end of the day, the 3,500 riders had raised $5.6 million dollars for the cause. Now that's making a difference.