Over the years, we’ve realized that the passion our people have for the charities and organizations they care about helps shape their personalities and drive them to succeed and we wanted to be a part of that. In 2017, we created a Charity Committee that is responsible for reviewing requests for charitable donations and allocating funds on behalf of the company.
By becoming involved with our employees’ different organizations, programs, and charities, we grow closer to our employees and the places we call home.
Susan Guisinger-Colón has been involved with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk since 2011 when one of her long-time family friends was battling breast cancer. After unfortunately losing her battle in 2012, Susan has participated in 12 events in honor of her memory. Since taking her first steps on this journey, Susan has had numerous coworkers and friends who have also been diagnosed. Susan walks to support their fight, honor their memory, or celebrate their survivorship. Susan will travel to San Diego this November to walk in her 13th event.
Susan G. Komen 3-Day has a bold goal: by the year 2026, they hope to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50%. Most of the medications and treatment plans for breast cancer are associated with this organization through grant funding they’ve provided for research. The research, aid, and education that Susan G. Koman provides has led to an increase in early detection resulting in an increase in the survival rate. The number of stories that Susan has heard over the years from cancer fighters and survivors regarding how this organization has impacted their lives inspires her to continue her journey.
“Year after year, I continue this journey based on the stories and impact this organization has had and continues to have on those fighting this disease. A longtime supporter had a recurrence this year and was able to obtain treatment that would not have been available to her a couple of years prior because of the research Susan G. Komen funds. Just yesterday, a fellow walker let our community know that she has been diagnosed and will be starting to battle the beast. This is why I continue to walk – to support those who are fighting the good fight and hear more stories regarding how new treatments saved someone’s life.” - Susan Guisinger-Colón
Click here to learn more about the other organizations that our Charity Committee supports.