DETROIT - Helping to ensure that their friend and co-worker’s death was not in vain is what keeps Zenaida Wright, training coordinator in marketing, sales and service and her MS&S teammates focused on raising funds to support breast cancer awareness and prevention.
“Robin Glover was a friend and co- worker whose struggle we watched over the years as she battled breast cancer and its effects. It was very important to Robin to create awareness so that others would not go through the challenges that she faced”, said Wright.
Each year, the Robin’s Wings team unites to conduct fundraising activities such as the annual Bagel Days sale, ice cream socials, and “Comedy for A Cure, scheduled for June 20, 2013 at Joey’s Comedy club in Livonia”. New this year is the Cup Cake Wars that will take place Wednesday, May 22 at Regent Court.
Over a year after Robin lost her battle with breast cancer, Robin’s Wings were among the 30,000 plus walkers at the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure©.
Pink was the color for the day on Woodward Avenue as banners, strung on street lamps, proclaimed the names of survivors and those being remembered. At the Hockeytown Café, over 1500 Ford team members enjoyed refreshments in anticipation of the race, while Lila Lazarus and the Fox 2 team broadcast the race event live from the roof of Hockeytown.
Kyle Huber, Race for the Cure© Ford team captain, watched the activity from her perch near the main entrance of Hockeytown. “Ford employees are so generous. The enthusiasm and vigor they have for helping the community is tremendous. Ford has been the biggest corporate sponsor year after year, and we plan to keep striving until a cure is found.”
Tracy Magee, Ford Experiential Marketing Manager, agrees, “the Detroit Race for the Cure© event is a great opportunity for Ford employees to show our support of the fight against breast cancer right here in Detroit. And as a company, we are at every race event across the country. This is Ford’s 19th year as a National Race Sponsor for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure© during which time we have dedicated over $120 million to the cause. Ford employees and Warriors in Pink are committed to the fight 365 days a year.”
If you missed the race and would like to donate, it’s not too late! 2013 fundraising continues through June 15,. Click here to donate and support the cause today!