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

OnTrac Delivering Hope for Relay for Life 2016

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 11:40:14 AM

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OnTrac held their first ever Relay for Life event at the OnTrac headquarters on Thursday, February 25, 2016. You may have read about the event in a previous post on our blog.

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Throughout the remainder of the year, several OnTrac facilities hosted local Relay for Life events in their states. Read on to discover the details on how each group delivered hope to a worthy cause.

APRIL 2016:

During the month of April, many OnTrac employees were busy Delivering Hope at local Relay for Life events.

  • The Superhero’s Squad consisted of OnTrac employees from our Los Angeles facility and the team walked at the Relay for Life of USC on April 2nd.
  • The Omaha office walked as team Delivering Hope on April 8th.
  • The Commerce facility walked 50 miles total as a team on April 9th. A spirit stick was created with pictures of cancer survivors and memories of loved ones affected by the disease, which won Best Spirit Stick at the Relay for Life of Commerce.
  • Team OnTrac Delivering Hope from our San Diego facility raised $425 in fundraising for the Relay for Life of Pt. Loma Ocean Beach event on April 9th. They held a bake sale prior to the event and sold Make & Take Succulent Planters at the event.
  • Finishing off the month of April, our team in Sacramento attended the Relay for Life of Natomas event, which took place on April 23rd. Twenty five attendees from their team walked a total of 86 miles and raised $100 in fundraising.

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MAY 2016:

  • Our Seattle team kicked off the month of May at the Relay for Life of Seattle University event on Saturday, May 7th. The team walked a total of 30 laps together.

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JUNE 2016:

  • The Relay for Life of Ontario took place on June 11th at Westwind Park. The Ontario team surpassed their fundraising goal and raised $1,048. Also, they won the award for the “Most Spirited Team.” The 12-hour event was filled with face painting, raffles, and contests.
  • The Denver facility participated in the Relay for Life of Stapleton on June 24th. This was the first Relay for Life event held in Stapleton. This smaller and more intimate Relay for Life event was held for five hours at the North Green Park. Our Denver team raised almost $300.00!

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JULY 2016:

  • The Salt Lake City facility participated in Relay for Life of Davis County on July 29th. This event was held from 5pm until midnight. By the end of the Relay, it had turned into a fun team water fight! Our Salt Lake City team held a BBQ with proceeds going to the Relay for Life.

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OnTrac is honored to support this important cause that makes a true difference in the lives of our employees and customers alike. We believe in our community and know that one day there will be a cure for cancer. Delivering hope conquers all.

Topics: OnTrac, Relay For Life, OnTrac Relay For Life, OnTrac Delivering Hope, American Cancer Society, cancer awareness, community involvement, volunteer, Employees

OnTrac Spreads Awareness at the 5th Annual Yoga for Hope Event

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 2:25:00 PM

OnTrac Yoga for Hope 2015OnTrac participated at the 5th annual Yoga for Hope event that took place on Saturday, June 13, 2015. This year also happens to be the 5th year of participation for the OnTrac “Delivering Hope” team. To celebrate the fifth year of the largest yoga fundraiser in Southern California, OnTrac increased its donation to $2500 as a Karma Sponsor. The Yoga for Hope event benefits the City of Hope, which is a leading research and treatment center dedicated to the prevention treatment and cure of cancer.

The goal of Yoga for Hope is to bring awareness to the benefits of relaxation and well-being through gentle restorative yoga practices in combination with traditional treatments for patients with life-threatening illnesses. Nina Hegyi, OnTrac Corporate Account Manager, has led team “Delivering Hope” every year. Hegyi honors her mother through her practice since losing her to cancer. Hegyi shares, “Unfortunately most people have had their lives touched by cancer. The City of Hope, through research and treatment, helps so many families go from hopeless to hopeful.”

The event was held on the field at Petco Park in San Diego for the third consecutive year. Team “Delivering Hope” included ten participants who enjoyed yoga practices from four diverse instructors. Shopping at the Yoga Marketplace featured over 30 vendors, which included team “Delivering Hope” in beading cancer one bracelet at a time. Beading cancer sold handmade bracelets to fundraise for Yoga for Hope. More than $100,000 has been raised since Yoga for Hope started in 2010. Since then, thousands of yogis have united in working together to bring awareness to the City of Hope.

For more information on City of Hope or to donate, please visit cityofhope.org

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Topics: community involvement, city of hope, cancer awareness, Charity, OnTrac Shipping, Yoga for Hope

OnTrac Supports the Ronan Thompson Foundation

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 12:41:00 PM

As part of its

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community involvement initiative, OnTrac is proud to support The Ronan Thompson Foundation and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September.

The Ronan Thompson Foundation, in honor of Ronan Thompson, who was just 3 years old when he passed away from Neuroblastoma, was organized by his mother Maya and is located in the Phoenix-area.

Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that develops from nerve tissue. It usually occurs in infants and children.  His mother Maya made a promise to him that she would carry on his name and fight to find a cure. She started a blog while Ronan was going through treatment and from there began to publicize awareness for the disease. Even after Ronan passed away she still writes on her blog and remains unyielding in her beliefs, that there will be a cure found for this disease.

To read all about Ronan’s story, please visit theronanthompsonfoundation.com

To visit Maya Thompson’s blog, visit rockstarronan.com/

About the Ronan Thompson Foundation

The Ronan Thompson Foundation is a non-profit 501 organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. We are currently fundraising to create a world-class neuroblastoma research and care center dedicated to funding both traditional and non-traditional treatments to reduce the number of children affected by this disease and increase survival rates.


Topics: cancer awareness, Ronan Thompson Foundation, Delivering Hope

Beading Cancer: OnTrac & the Yoga for Hope Team

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 4:25:00 PM

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and its Yoga for Hope Team, Delivering Hope, partnered with Bella Body Boutique in May to present Beading Cancer. This was an evening of beading fun and fundraising for Yoga for Hope. Participants were able to create their own one-of-a-kind necklaces, enjoy food and drinks and take part in raffles!

Yoga for Hope took place June 7, 2014 at Petco Park in San Diego.

This unforgettable event brought awareness to the benefits of yoga practice for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

Topics: cancer awareness, OnTrac, Yoga for Hope, Bella Body Boutique