OnTrac Employees Walk 356 Miles for a Cure

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 9:32:27 AM

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OnTrac teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host their second annual Relay For Life event. The relay took place at the corporate office in Chandler, Arizona on February 23, 2017. A total of 229 OnTrac employees registered for the event to raise awareness for cancer prevention. During this four-hour event 540 laps around the Continuum Business Park were completed, totaling in 356.40 miles.

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To spark some friendly competition, the employees were divided into 21 teams of no more than 15 individuals per team. The winning team walked a total of 97 laps, and each individual won a Relay For Life souvenir cup from the American Cancer Society.  ACS also attended the event and joined in on the fun to help spread the word on cancer prevention. The American Cancer Society is actively working to create more birthdays by encouraging prevention, providing support and conducting lifesaving research.

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"As one of the many OnTrac employees that is a cancer survivor, it is truly an uplifting event to see the entire OnTrac Corporate office come together the way that they do for the Relay For Life event,” says OnTrac Chief Administrative Officer Rick Chase. “Most families have been affected by some form of cancer, and the collective support shown by our corporate office team during the Relay For Life event speaks volumes about the thoughtful nature of our friends and fellow employees.”

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On March 1, OnTrac announced via press release that the Chandler, Arizona corporate office raised $540 for the American Cancer Society. RouteSmart Technologies Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Walz read the press release and decided to take part in the fundraising. RouteSmart graciously met OnTrac’s donation to ACS bringing the total donation to $1080.

“At RouteSmart Technologies, we are aware of the importance of consistently giving back to organizations and causes that we can impact positively, while striving to be good corporate citizens in the communities where we live and serve,” says Chris Walz, RouteSmart Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In the five years RouteSmart has been helping OnTrac build more efficient routes, our business relationship has grown to include supporting a cause that everyone can get behind – fighting cancer.  In an effort to make a larger philanthropic impact, we encourage other OnTrac solution providers to match funds and we congratulate OnTrac for going the extra mile for the American Cancer Society.”

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In addition to the American Cancer Society, OnTrac is a proud supporter of giving back to the communities where employees live and serve. Since 2014, OnTrac has given monetary donations of $61,380 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the St. Vincent de Paul, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miracle Corners of the World, City of Hope, Container Recycling Institute, and Toys For Tots. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please visit their website, ontrac.com/compprofilecommunity.asp. To make a contribution to the American Cancer Society please follow this link, relayforlife.org/ontracaz.

 

Topics: cancer awareness, Relay For Life, OnTrac Relay For Life