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.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation created its annual ‘Ride for Heart’ to help Canadians live longer, fuller lives. On June 1 a group of 14 Marketwired employees joined 14,000 other Torontonians as they spent the day peddling through the streets of Toronto. Our team raised almost $200 per rider, which was increased by a corporate donation of $1,400. The money provides Canadians with the tools, resources and initiatives to help reduce the controllable risk factors of heart disease and stroke.
Thousands of children, youth, and families have experienced traumatic stress leading to learning disabilities, mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. To help make a difference, team members from Marketwired’s San Francisco office recently volunteered their time at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a charity dedicated to early intervention through treatment and prevention programs that help transform lives. After a great day interacting with the kids, the group not only felt that they made a difference in the children’s lives, but also left feeling the impact the kids made on them.