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Red Nose Day @MKTG

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Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. that brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most, launched in the US in 2015, and in the UK in 1988. The campaign is dedicated to ending child poverty, both in the US and in some of the poorest communities in the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day in the US has benefited programs for children and young people in all 50 states and in 34 countries internationally. Globally, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK.

In support of Red Nose Day, MKTG offices across the US distributed red noses and hosted fundraising events. Take a look at some of the fun had about MKTGers below!

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

June 1st, 2018 at 1:45 pm

MKTG Westport Gives Back to St. Baldrick’s

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For seven years running, a small group out of the Westport MKTG office have been supporting the St. Baldricks children’s cancer charity, each pledging to shave their heads in return for charitable donations.

Childhood cancers are very different than adult cancers, but less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research.  That is where St. Bladricks comes in. The foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. The charity has raised over $39 Million in 2017 alone.

We are very pleased to report that the team of Tom Hendry and Iain McWhirter surpassed their fundraising target of $5K, by raising $7,541 this year, taking the total raised for the charity to over $40K since 2011. Check out their new dos below! 

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

May 8th, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Sun Life Financial Dunk For Diabetes

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In partnership with the Toronto Raptors, NBA Canada and Boys and Girls Club of Canada (BGCC), Sun Life Financial launched its Dunk For Diabetes Program.

Over the four weeks, participants in the BGCC take part in a program focused on healthy and active living. These weeks include fundamental exercises that instill healthy habits & physical activity, while providing awareness surrounding Type 2 Diabetes.

Participants are given the opportunity to win weekly prizes, based on the completed number of workouts and healthy habits.

Along with negotiating the partnerships, MKTG developed the strategy, and currently are planning and executing the program nationally, bringing it to life at 26 Boys and Girls Clubs, in 6 cities, across 5 provinces, reaching over 1,100 kids.

 

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

March 28th, 2018 at 3:40 pm

MKTG4GOOD at the CT Challenge Ride

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MKTG Riders: Matt Manning, Rein Dijkema, Michelle Berg, Kathryn Rambo, Samantha Hickey. MKTG Volunteers: Erica Calhoun, Danielle Walkerwicz, Kelly Kinas, Dani Kosinski

Over the weekend, a team of riders from MKTG Westport took to their bikes to raise money for cancer survivors of all ages through the organization MISSION (yourmission.org). Through the CT Challenge, the MKTG gearheads raised $2230 to help MISSION send kids to summer camp, aid in college tuition, run confidence-building adventure trips for young adults and supply young cancer survivors visits to Mission’s Training Center. You can learn more about the charity from the video below. Many thanks to our riders, and the numerous MKTG employees who came out to volunteer starting early in the am and extending into the evening celebration!

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

July 28th, 2017 at 1:27 pm

MKTG Chicago Cooks Up Kindness with MKTGood

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Last week MKTG Chicago sprung their community outreach plan into action taking part in the first monthly MKTGood Volunteer Outing. The Chicago team volunteered at the Inspiration Corporation, a Chicago-based organization that helps the homeless with programs that enable them to reach their fullest potential for self-sufficiency. Inspiration Cafe is one of their programs that allows the homeless community to enjoy a night of dining out and our team put their hospitality skills to good use. They helped dream up the menu, cook and serve delicious meals – a great start to giving back across the Windy City!

–Contributed by MKTG Chicago

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Written by Andrea D'Alessandro
Andrea D'Alessandro

October 31st, 2016 at 3:39 pm