Setting a high goal and surpassing it is very fulfilling. But it takes on even more significance when that goal is to help stop a disease.
At Kitchen Corps Inc. in Chesapeake, Virginia, the company’s top brass once again led the way to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation by traveling to Philadelphia and participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day fundraiser Sept. 12-14, 2014.
Since 1997, Kitchen Corps has provided temporary kitchens, mobile kitchens, and kitchen trailers to businesses and organizations experiencing new construction, renovation, long-term events, and disaster relief. They also believe in giving-back to their community and special organizations.
The goal of the 12-person Kitchen Corps team was to raise $25,000. They surpassed that goal by raising $25,400. The money helps fund breast cancer research, community education, and outreach programs in communities across the country.
Kitchen Corps CFO Paula Therrien lost her sister to breast cancer in 2013 after a 10-year battle and knows how important money and research is in finding a cure.
“Breast cancer affects too many women and alters too many lives and families,” she said. “I know that if everyone continues to do the great fundraising work that is happening nationwide a cure will be found soon.”
Traveling to Philadelphia with Paula were 11 other teammates including her daughter National Sales Manager Sarah Rogers, other Kitchen Corps employees, and family and friends.
From Friday through Sunday, the team walked 20 miles per day until they reached the Closing Ceremony 60 miles later.
A Kitchen Corps team also participated in the 2013 3-Day fundraiser and raised $24,635.