Hearts of (ninja) warriors: TQL’ers raise funds, compete during Cancer Awareness Month
Ninja Strong Against Cancer campaign raises nearly $124,000 for American Cancer Society
TQL’ers proved they were Ninja Strong Against Cancer by raising $123,986 for the American Cancer Society during TQL Cares’ Cancer Awareness Month campaign in October.
The American Cancer Society was awarded a ceremonial check during an Oct. 25 patio party, and then a ninja warrior competition commenced in front of cheering TQL’ers in the Cincinnati HQ parking lot and satellite office members who watched via a live stream.
Three teams of 10 TQL’ers flexed their ninja warrior-like skills in a timed obstacle course competition that required climbing, swinging, balancing and sliding through intense physical challenges.
Team K. earned the victory, thanks to the contributions of Braden E., Chris S., Clint R., Drew N., Hudson M., Joseph K., Julian M., Mitchell B., Sam S. and Zachary B. The fastest time honor went to Hudson M., who completed the course in just 31 seconds.
The festivities capped a strong month of charitable giving through two initiatives: Loads for a Cure and Ninja Strong Against Cancer.
Through Loads for a Cure, TQL made a donation for every load it transported between Oct. 9-15, one of the busiest freight transportation weeks of the year. The donation totaled $68,935.
TQL’s second fundraiser, Ninja Strong Against Cancer, raised $55,051 with employee donations and the company’s charitable match. More than 1,800 TQL team members gave in the fight against cancer.
Because cancer has impacted everyone at TQL, the initiative reinforced team members’ support for a cure. TQL has raised over $894,000 for the American Cancer Society since 2010.
The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research and patient support, and to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer.
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