Conti employees laced up their sneakers this month to participate in raising awareness and fundraising at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Amy’s Ride, Run, Walk against Pancreatic Cancer. Conti’s employee volunteers participated in both races in support of the cure for cancer and to help raise awareness and funding for research.
Conti participated for the third year as a sponsor of the annual Amy’s Run/Ride/Walk event, held on May 20, 2017. In the first 2 years, this event has netted more than $55,000 in support for pancreatic cancer research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Brody Labs in New Jersey. This year’s event included over 450 participants and raised an additional $45,000. Amy’s Run/Ride/Walk was founded by Conti employee, Dave Cygan, and his 9 siblings after their sister Amy passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2014. “Our mission is to support progressive pancreatic cancer cure initiatives, and we very grateful for the generous support we’ve received from Conti and its employees.”
On May 21, 2017 Conti continued the weekend participating in the local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. “Our employees are passionate about helping others,” said Dave Olcott, Conti’s Safety Director, who led the event for the team. “Dressed in pink hard hats and Conti safety vests, our team was among hundreds of participating runners and walkers who all were racing for a cure!”