Do a Fundraiser
On June 21, 2013, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY went the extra mile to raise awareness for colon cancer! Inspired by her friend’s battle with colon cancer, employee Janelle Colon organized this unique fundraiser in memory of her dear friend, Farrah.
Employees collected pennies upon pennies in preparation for the big day. They laid out a mile long path of pennies featuring facts and information about colon cancer along the way to spread awareness about the disease and promote the importance of being proactive with your health. The walk was followed by a “Lunch and Learn” event where Colon Cancer Alliance volunteer Vanessa Ghigliotty shared her personal story about her battle with colon cancer, and the importance of getting screened early, especially for those with a family history or symptoms.
Regeneron employees raised an impressive $949 to support the Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission, a gift that was matched by Regeneron to bring the total contribution to $1,898. We thank the staff and leadership of Regeneron for their generous support.
If you’d like to host a corporate event to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance, please contact Alison Ornitz at 202-628-1023 ex. 109 for more information.