3rd Annual Relay for Life Event

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM

OnTrac surpassed last year’s fundraising total for the American Cancer Society (ACS) at the third annual OnTrac Corporate Relay for Life event. The event was hosted at the OnTrac Corporate Headquarters in Chandler, Arizona on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Similar to previous years, OnTrac employees participated by walking laps around the front of the office building at Continuum Business Park. However, this year the event was open to the public and members of the community joined the 162 participating OnTrac employees by raising awareness and funds to find a cure for cancer.

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“As a neighboring business to OnTrac here at Continuum Business Park, our employees couldn’t wait for the opportunity to participate in this event and help the American Cancer Society,” says Brian Stock, senior vice president at Mr. Cooper. “Our team members walked a total of 32 laps to help increase the overall donation from OnTrac in support of this incredible cause. We are grateful for the opportunity to support each other and the community.”

Kicking off the event was a leading lap walked by cancer survivors and caretakers to unite and join together in a celebration of life. The lap was approximately .4 miles and went along the perimeter of a large pond. In order to spark some friendly competition, the employees were divided up into teams of no more than 15 individuals. The winning team walking a total of 120 laps, or 48 miles. OnTrac welcomed an individual from the community who walked 33 laps, completing the equivalent of a half marathon in the four hour time period.

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The American Cancer Society also attended the event and joined in on the fun to help spread the word on cancer prevention. “I am one of the cancer survivors here at OnTrac and being a part of a special day like this is a great reminder how important it is to support one another in the community and at your place of work,” says OnTrac Vice President of Human Resources Dan Cronk. “Hopefully, by having the American Cancer Society here and spreading awareness to their cause, it will give others a greater sense of hope to fight the disease if they or a loved one is impacted.”

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The total number of laps completed were 820, which equaled 328 total miles walked. Based on $2 per lap, $1640 was donated to ACS for cancer research. 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: Relay For Life, OnTrac Relay For Life

Join OnTrac for the 3rd Annual Corporate Relay For Life Event

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 4:33:27 PM

OnTrac is announcing their partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the third year in a row. Since 2016, OnTrac has teamed up with ACS to host a Relay For Life event at the corporate office in Chandler, Arizona. Within the past two years, this event has raised over $10,000 in donations that help fund cancer research, education, prevention efforts as well as free information and services for cancer patients. OnTrac is excited to join ACS in their mission to “save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.” The event is taking place on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at 2501 South Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 and is open to the community.

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The OnTrac Relay For Life event starts at 10am with a leading lap celebration for cancer survivors and caretakers. The walking path is the exterior of the Continuum Business Park and is approximately one mile long. A picnic style lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs will be served for each participant. Expect a day filled with camaraderie along with celebrating survivors and honoring loved ones lost.

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“We are so thankful for OnTrac and their corporate citizenship for joining the mission of the American Cancer Society,” says American Cancer Society Executive Director Ashley DeGooyer. “Their support and generosity goes beyond the ACS organization. It also touches those who are currently battling cancer, may face a diagnosis in the future and those who may avoid a diagnosis thanks to education, prevention, and early detection.” 

As a team, OnTrac is hoping to pass the amount of miles that were walked in previous years, which were 356 miles in 2017 and 377 miles in 2016. Based on the amount of miles or laps walked, OnTrac will make a donation to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to help OnTrac surpass their goal by joining in the walk or by making a monetary donation, please email OnTrac Public Relations Manager Katrina Fox at kfox@ontrac.com.

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

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 Employees Walk 377 Miles to Raise Awareness and Money for a Cure

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

OnTrac_Relay_For_Life.jpegOnTrac held their first ever Relay For Life event at the OnTrac headquarters on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The premier regional parcel carrier celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary on the 25th with an event to raise awareness for cancer prevention. During the five-hour event, 181 registered participants walked a total of 377 miles around the exterior of the building.

acspc-030232.jpgOnTrac teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host a Relay For Life event for OnTrac corporate employees. Teams were organized based on departments located at the company headquarters. At least one individual at any given time from each team was required to walk laps around the exterior of the building between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm. The Official Sponsor of Birthdays, ACS, joined OnTrac to celebrate their 25th anniversary along with informing OnTrac employees how they help those who are battling cancer, what they are doing to find a cure and provided information on cancer prevention. OnTrac employees will participate in thirty seven other Relay For Life events throughout the OnTrac service region during the year.

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“I am proud to work for a company that puts such a strong emphasis on a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” says OnTrac Customer Care Representative and Breast Cancer Survivor Bridgette Perea. “Bringing awareness to the disease is half the battle.”

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Please follow this link to make a contribution to the American Cancer Society: relayforlife.org/ontracaz

Topics: Charity, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, 25th Anniversary, OnTrac Relay For Life

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