Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meet Some of Our Awesome Breast Cancer Warriors

Really Cool Boys Wear Pink! Andrew Schiller, Matt Lunt, and Colin Kelleher, all seventh grade students at Taunton Catholic Middle School, came up with the idea to ask for a PINK dress down day this October in honor of breast cancer survivors and their families.

The home room reps took the idea to the student counsel and voted. Passing unanimously, every student who dressed down on October 25 wore something pink and donated a dollar to the Ellie Fund to help local families who are struggling with breast cancer treatment.

Every student who donated was given an Ellie Fund car magnet and you can find the magnets on many of the lockers. The boys are proud of their efforts and so many of their fellow classmates who supported their idea, helping to raise $450. Way to go guys. You make pink look good!

HOLY GUACAMOLE As part of our Do Good Campaign last month, Qdoba in Wellesley pledged to raise $1,000 by donating $1 for every naked burrito or taco sold by the end of the month. Much to our delight, they worked with their staff and guests to exceed that commitment and raised $1,500! Thanks Qdoba!
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, the Merck Millipore Corporate Foundation ran a fun "Go Pink!" photo contest where employees were asked to show their support of a local breast cancer nonprofit by dressing in their favorite best pink apparel.

Susan Hoag (front row, in sassy pink pants) works within the Maintenance Contract Sales Department of Laboratory Solutions - Laboratory Water Division of EMD Millipore and pledged to win this contest to support the Ellie Fund and the families we serve. (Lab Water provides world-class water purification systems and services.)

Susan coordinated the photo and chose the Ellie Fund to be the charity beneficiary of their efforts. Thanks to her dedication and enthusiastic commitment to our mission, their photo photo included in-house personnel including Technical Service; Finance; Custom Products; Clinical; Service Logistics; Marketing; Maintenance Contract Sales; Administrative Assistant and their enthusiastic and fabulous Head of North American Sales (wearing the cape!) and WON FIRST PLACE. 

Susan organized the photoshoot for a day and time that allowed additional people in field to join in, as everyone wanted to show their support!  Their Service Managers participated along with a training class of Field Service Engineers and in total, they had a team of 48 employees, including their photographer and a Vince Wilfork cut-out. (He's a staple in their cafes during football season - EMD Millipore works with him and represents his diabetes foundation.)

The winning photo earned the Ellie Fund a $375 donation and the participants will be treated to a free pizza party lunch. Thanks so much Susan!



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