Scorpion Design Brings 130 Participants to 5K for Kids with Cancer

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More than 130 employees and friends of Scorpion Design turned out at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation 2014 Walk/Run for Kids with Cancer. Four team members took home medals in the 5K run.

Scorpion Design Participates in 5K for Kids with Cancer

Friends and employees of Scorpion Design LLC turned out en masse at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation 2014 Walk/Run for Kids with Cancer—with more than 130 members and taking home 4 medals for leading times in the 5K run. The fourth annual event took place on March 15, 2014 in Santa Clarita and drew a record number of participants from all around Southern California. Scorpion Design received an award as the largest team in attendance, with more than 50 direct employees in addition to friends and family members showing up in support of the fundraising effort. Team shirts with the Scorpion logo were provided, and entry fees for team members were donated by the company’s charitable branch, Scorpion Cares.

The 5K event took place at the College of the Canyons, and participants could opt to walk or run a marked course winding through the hills behind the campus. Medals were awarded to first- and second-place runners in the various age categories. Four members of the Scorpion Design team took home medals, including two of the top three titles. Employees Ben Fiandaca and Meagan Tilton placed second and third overall, respectively, with Tilton leading in the 20-29 year-old women’s division and Fiandaca coming in first for the 30-40 year-old men’s bracket. Employee Sarah Pattison placed second in the women’s 20-29 year-old division, and team member Ryan Parr won the silver medal for second place in the 30-40 age group.

The Michael Hoefflin Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the Santa Clarita Valley and dedicated to helping families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer. Organizers of the 5K event called it a celebration of the lives of young children who have fought cancer as well as the families who have supported them through their battles. Altogether, the 5K event brought in more than 700 total participants and succeeded in raising $71,015 for the non-profit group.

Scorpion Design first partnered with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation in December 2013 during the company’s annual in-house charity drive facilitated by Scorpion Cares. Employees raised more than $45,000 for two local charities—including $26,000 for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. The organization’s executive director, Gillian Stone, accepted a check in that amount on December 19. At that time, Stone announced the upcoming Walk/Run, sparking a company-wide initiative to form a team and recruit friends and family members for the spring event. Scorpion Design looks forward to more chances to partner with the Michael Hoefflin Foundation and other local charities in the future.

Based in Santa Clarita, Scorpion Design, LLC is a cutting-edge Internet marketing company with clients across the nation in fields ranging from healthcare to home services to the legal industry. Scorpion strives to bridge the gap between these companies and effective online marketing strategies that allow them to prove viable and competitive in the 21st century advertising climate. To learn more about the company or the many charity efforts affected through Scorpion Cares, call today or visit their website at

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