OnTrac Delivering Hope at Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

OnTrac participated at the first annual Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix event on Saturday, October 17, 2015. This is the first year that OnTrac participated as a Gold sponsor donating $1,500 to the American Cancer Society. The event took place at the Civic Space Center and included 150 participants walking to end cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event and most impactful by bringing communities around the world together for a common cause. The event symbolizes a celebration of life for those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and taking action to finish the fight. Each Relay for Life event includes an opening ceremony, a lap for survivors, a lap for caregivers, a luminaria ceremony and a closing ceremony. OnTrac Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing Laura Peterson said, “On behalf of OnTrac, we are very thankful for Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix for bringing the community together and putting on a special event. It’s great that OnTrac was able to participate this year and help to fight for a cure.”

The event was very successful with additional support from individuals who were unable to attend and a total of over $10,000 in fundraising to find a cure. Relay For Life Community Manager Cristine Frietze said, “It’s a wonderful thing to see support from corporate sponsors, such as OnTrac, as well as community volunteers to help get this event off the ground. Our hard work paid off.” Relay For Life of Downtown Phoenix is still accepting donations. Please follow this link for more information and to make a contribution: relayforlife.org/downtownphoenixaz

Topics: Delivering Hope, Charity, Phoenix, OnTrac, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Get Involved

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 10:04:00 AM

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is now 30 years old! A partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, which is now a part of AstraZeneca, founded NBCAM in order to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the years, additional breast cancer charities, foundations, research groups and corporations, have joined in with events and activities to help spread awareness of the disease and fundraising for research that will help to find a cure. There are many ways to get involved during the month of October and the other 11 months of the year as well. Below we have outlined some events going on right now. Please look carefully at the dates that the events are taking place in your city. These dates can fluctuate based on which state you live in.

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Susan G. Komen offers multiple events during BCAM. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest educational and fundraising event for breast cancer in the world. This event is a series of 5k runs and fitness walks to raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Continue to their website to find more information about an event near you. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day event is a journey of a lifetime that you’ll never forget. It’s a 60-mile event held over three days. Follow the link for more information. If you’re not able to attend either of these events, Susan G. Komen can also help you to find additional local events to get involved in, here

Another option to get involved is through the American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks is an opportunity to raise funds to help save more lives from Breast Cancer. If you are able to volunteer or join this year, follow the link here or learn more by watching the video below.

For those of you who are unable to join a weekend event, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) offers a VRace (virtual race) as a fundraiser. NBCF helps you to make a personal fundraising page and allows you to bike, run or walk with your favorite GPS tracking app to turn your action into impact. Share your experience through social media with the hashtag, #HelpingWomenNow. To find out more, visit their website.

Join the conversation and comment below with additional ways to get involved in your community this October.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Month 

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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