Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
Foundation Financial Group teamed up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise funds for childhood cancer research. On September 5th, Foundation Financial employees across the nation joined together in support of the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event, which was the first FFG corporate sponsored event of its kind. During the 30 day fundraising period, Foundation Financial employees personally donated and accumulated 176.18 percent of their original goal.
Each Foundation Financial employee had the opportunity to become a “Shavee”, a volunteer, or to make a monetary donation to the cause during the fundraising period. All employees who signed up to be “Shavees” participated by raising funds and awareness for the cause and by having their heads buzzed by a St. Baldrick’s approved hair professional during the event at Jocks and Jills America’s Sports Grill located in the Galleria Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. FFG “Shavees” in offices other than Atlanta were broadcasted via live feeds and viewed on projection screens around the sports grill while they were having their heads buzzed. Overall, 10 percent of Foundation Financial Group employees shaved their heads in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
“When FFG participates in a philanthropic event, it is important that as employees we have the opportunity to connect with our community. I’m really excited to have hosted our first St. Baldrick’s event because it provides the opportunity for us as a company to give back on a larger scale,” said Foundation Financial Group’s Event Organizer, Crystal Glen. “Our employees want to donate more than just money; they want to feel like they are making a difference in the lives of others. The St. Baldrick’s event gave us the opportunity to not only raise funds for childhood cancer research, but to increase awareness as well. The “Shavees” demonstrated their solidarity with children who lose their hair through cancer treatment by shaving their heads; I can’t think of a better way to show support and commitment to improving our community.”
More than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. The St. Baldrick's Foundation was formed with one goal in mind: to find a cure for every child that is diagnosed with this disease. St. Baldrick's has grown into the largest volunteer driven fundraising event for childhood cancer. Each year over 200,000 people volunteer to shave their heads in support of kids who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatments.
With the funds that are raised through these volunteer efforts, grants are made in order to find a cure for childhood cancer. Since 2005, over $100 million has been granted towards childhood cancer research, due to the efforts of the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
To learn more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/.
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, Mortgage, and Tax Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by INC magazine, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 38 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.
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