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Walking the walk(s) for charity
Claims Estimator Brigid Burns was 29 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2006. In 2012 she’s walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Still battling the disease, Brigid is urged on by family members, friends and the 22 coworkers and body shop partners who recently participated in a “shave off” to raise more than $6,000 for her entry fee.
This was the second year for the fundraiser. In 2011, coworkers Mike Sullivan and Mike Arns coordinated the first shave off as a sign of solidarity and support for Brigid and to raise funds for teammate Shawn Lidgard’s participation in the 3-Day for the Cure.
At Progressive, we’re encouraged, through our Core Values and social responsibility efforts, to play an active role in helping those around us. Often, we use charity walks as the venue to come together to support people and organizations we care about.
In 2011 our employees participated in nearly three times as many events as in 2010. Alzheimer’s Walks. Marches for Babies. Susan G. Komen 3-Days, New Mexico’s Buddy Walk. Cleveland’s NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Arthritis walks. Stepping Out for Diabetes. Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Walk.
These are just some of the events where we walked the walk for causes within our communities.
Brigid Burns with coworkers in Phoenix, Ariz. who supported her and others in Susan G Komen 3-Day participation.