Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
San Diego, CA (Vocus) October 21, 2010
Internet Matrix, Inc. participated in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” a 4-mile walking event for charity on October 17, 2010. Internet Matrix, Inc. was recognized as a Blue Ribbon Member for raising $3,375, over triple the $1000 amount usually credited with the honor.
The American Cancer Society has been sponsoring the walk nationally since 1993, and has raised millions of dollars in the efforts to treat and cure breast cancer. This walk is a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease and save more lives. All proceeds raised by this San Diego walk will stay in the San Diego community. The donations will be used to raise awareness, provide support and financial help for all people who are touched by this cancer.
Julie Klens, HR Manager and Controller for Internet Matrix, Inc., is spearheading this operation and has recruited nearly one third of the company in participating in the walk.
When asked to describe the event, she said, “The walk will benefit research in treating breast cancer, along with providing direct medical support for patients, some without insurance. Our company is unique in that breast cancer has touched two of us personally, myself and Tracy Brown, along with several of our families. This makes us committed to both helping provide treatment, and raising awareness.”
When asked to elaborate on “awareness,” Klens continued: “Awareness is much more than letting people know that breast cancer exists. It’s about letting women know the warning signs and how to get treated while the disease is still manageable. Understanding your family history and getting regular screenings can be crucial to staying healthy. I was fortunate enough to recognize the signs of cancer while I was still in Stage 1. Awareness played a large role in my recovery, as well as my survival, so want to make it clear that awareness saves lives. We want to help everyone to celebrate another birthday.”
The walk was through Balboa Park in San Diego. Chris Plueger, Director of Sales, crossed the finish line first, running the last half mile. Altogether, $737,748 was raised at the event, and despite the rain, all team members showed up to support the cause.
About Internet Matrix, Inc.:
Internet Matrix, Inc. is an online marketing company that creates websites and providing online marketing for niche healthcare professionals, including chiropractors, veterinarians, and dentists.
For more information on Internet Matrix, Inc., call 1-800-462-8749.