Alta Employees Walk To End Breast Cancer
In spirit of Alta Equipment Company's One Team guiding principle, Alta Equipment is proud to support The Equipped Chicks (AKA Team Alta) this weekend as they take on the Susan G. Komen Michigan 3-Day walk, a 60 mile walk to end breast cancer. This team is comprised of 6 Alta employees: Vicky Giglio (Team Captain), Kim Bush, Kristy Rasmussen, Millie Romeo, Virginia Ellis, and One-Day walker Paul Patalas. The journey begins on Friday August 4th at Walled Lake Western High School located in Walled Lake, Michigan and they will travel through Novi, Farmington, Plymouth, and Livonia, ending at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI with a closing ceremony on Sunday August 6th.
"To date, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to breast cancer screening, education, treatment and support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. We wish our team the best of luck for their 60 mile, 3 day walk for this important cause.” – Ryan Greenawalt, President of Alta.
With the help of friends, family, and fellow Alta employees the team has raised $12,590 out of their $12,000 goal. The Equipped Chicks have landed a spot in the Top 25 fundraising teams in Michigan! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day organizer expect close to 400 walkers this year.
“The support of our Alta Family has been overwhelming. We are so fortunate to work for a company that not only supported this idea but that came together to help us reach our goal. Every single branch contributed and we cannot thank each and every one of them enough. We hope they will all so us one more favor and come cheer us on through the walk, but especially Sunday morning as we pass our Livonia branch.” – Vicky Giglio, Team Captain.
Alta has supported
The Equipped Chicks by hosting many fundraisers including a bake sale, bowling
and jeans days, inter-branch Penny Wars and through individual donations.
Many employees have also shared the names of their friends and family members
who have been diagnosed with breast cancer for the team to recognize on a shirt
the final day of the walk.
To learn more about The Equipped Chicks or to make a donation visit their team page here. Attendees are encouraged to post pictures and check-ins from the cheering stations set up at various locations using the hashtags #TeamAlta , #TheEquippedChicks , and #MI3Day. The Equipped Chicks strongly encourage their friends, family and fellow Alta employees to join together at the Livonia Branch and cheer them as they pass Alta's Corporate Headquarters.