As a parent of a child who has been battling cancer for the past ten years, I am completely awestruck by the kindness, compassion and dedication of the people I work with who come out in full force to support us in our fight against this terrible disease.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
Inspira Marketing Group announced the creation of the inspiRunners team and its pledge to run 1500 miles in the month of September to raise money as part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Million Mile Run initiative to raise the profile of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The nationwide initiative challenges supporters everywhere to collectively run or walk one million miles in the month of September. Participants are urged to recruit friends and family members to pledge dollar amounts for each mile or make a donation directly to the cause. Drawing on the inspiration of Foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who set out to raise $1 million through lemonade stands in 2004, her father, running enthusiast and Foundation Co-Executive Director Jay Scott, believes reaching the million-mile goal in just 30 days is attainable.
The inspiRunners Team is comprised of Inspira Marketing Group employees who will “fill” their individual “glasses” of lemonade on the custom inspiRunners team poster (see image) as they each attempt to log 100 miles for the cause. InspiRunners organizers anticipate meeting their 1500-mile team goal during the first week of the month-long challenge.
Inspira Marketing Group and its employees are avid supporters of several causes aimed at eliminating pediatric cancer. The experiential marketing firm was founded by Jeff Snyder to help fund progressive research into finding a cure for Astrocytoma, a rare form of pediatric spinal cord cancer. Snyder’s daughter Kennedy has battled the disease most of her life. “As a parent of a child who has been battling cancer for the past ten years, I am completely awestruck by the kindness, compassion and dedication of the people I work with who come out in full force to support us in our fight against this terrible disease,” said Snyder.
About Inspira Marketing Group
Inspira Marketing Group is an experiential marketing firm based in Norwalk, CT. Recently ranked 44th in the Inc. 500, Inspira is an independent marketing and promotions agency specializing in providing consumers with unique brand experiences. "We are a consumer engagement agency that delivers our clients points of difference at the exact moment of need, desire and passion."
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to open a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Today the mission of the Foundation is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 275 research projects nationally. ALSF is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization.