From the Boardroom to the Pavement, Los Angeles Based CEO Runs Nike's 10+ Plus Human Race for Charity

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The CEO of an Information Technology Consulting Company in Los Angeles feels that improving the lives of individuals and helping charities is more than just writing a check. For the past month, Jon Unger of SmallCart Systems, has been training to run a 10K race for the Live Strong Charity that will benefit cancer survivors worldwide. SmallCart Systems takes participating in the Los Angeles community to the next level by encouraging it's employees and executives to actively help charities and those in need.

This month's struggle to get into shape for the run has been a challenge; however, it falls short of the achievements made by patients everyday by keeping up the faith and fighting cancer.

On August 31, 2008 SmallCart Systems's CEO Jon Unger will join numerous runners from the Los Angeles area as well as runners in 25 cities worldwide as they take part in the Nike sponsored event the 10+ Human Race. Nike is holding what is considered to be the world's largest running event, also thought to be the ultimate experience for any runner. To further enhance the quality of the race runners can choose to support one of the local charities taking part in the event and help improve the lives of others.

Mr. Unger has chosen to support the Live Strong Charity, an organization dedicated to helping cancer victims through efforts such as advancing research and improving quality of life. This particular charity was founded in 1997 by cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong and the mission is to "unite people to fight cancer believing that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything." Though cancer survivors in the U.S. have grown to 10.5 million, statistics show that by 2008's end 1.4 million people will be affected.

Unger's organization, SmallCart Systems, is a Los Angeles, CA based Information Technology consulting firm that is focused on 'improving existing enterprise service support & delivery processes" through high-quality consultation services and software tool implementation. The firm has built its reputation around their extensive experience, quality solutions and overall ability to simply get the job done. Much of their success can be attributed to the fact that their technical consultants possess the capabilities to comprehend the needs of their clients as well as the technical skills required to ensure that project implementation meets the needs of the entire organization. This passion for success has now been taken to a new level as the company has placed an importance on advocacy within their community.

Unger has spent the past month dedicating much of his time to the event by raising charitable funds and physical preparation, while maintaining his daily responsibilities at SmallCart Systems. When asked about the seemingly overwhelming activity Unger replied, "This month's struggle to get into shape for the run has been a challenge; however, it falls short of the achievements made by patients everyday by keeping up the faith and fighting cancer."

The Human Race 10K will be his first 10K race and is a significant distance longer than OC Marathon's 5K he ran in 2006. The CEO is very excited about the event and stresses his belief that it truly takes more than a simple monetary donation to be considered an active advocate within your community- taking part in community based activities such as the Human Race 10K allows you to actually see that your actions make a difference in the lives of others.

If you would like more information about Mr. Unger and his participation of the Nike Human Race you can contact SmallCart Systems at (800) 743-4974, via email, or through their website at


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