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#ALLin continues to give Intouchers the opportunity to take part in healthcare-related walks and runs. In April, May and June, three members of our team hit the pavement to benefit causes close to their hearts.
Intouch account administrator Alexis Iacona took part in the PurpleStride 5K on April 30 at Jackson Park in Chicago. PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Alexis said, “The event opened my eyes even more to how important everything we do at Intouch is. We are helping to change the lives of people with these diseases, and that is very special.”
On May 30, Jessica Snider, who’s a social media senior manager, participated in the Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury in Kansas City, which honors the memory of Amy, who died of a traumatic brain injury in 1988. Jessica and her husband ran the race together in honor of his father who recently underwent brain surgery. Jessica hopes the money raised will create new ways of caring for those suffering from brain injuries. “It was inspiring to see so many people get together to support such a special cause,” said Jessica. “My husband and I plan on volunteering for the Brain Injury Association of Kansas & Greater Kansas City in the future.”
Aaron Koelzer, a senior account manager in the KC office, took part in the Kevin Gray Father’s Day 5K – Strides Against Sarcoma on June 18 at Avila University with his wife, and a group of friends and former colleagues. The event honors Kevin Gray, who battled sarcoma — a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, like bone or muscle –, and benefits sarcoma research at the KU Cancer Center. Prior to joining Intouch, Aaron worked with Kevin at the KC Sports Commission, first as an intern, then full time for two years after completing his master’s degree. “He [Kevin] was a friend, mentor and one of the most inspirational bosses I have ever had. He passed away when I was working under him, and it was an honor and pleasure to help plan the inaugural KG Father’s Day 5K in 2012,” said Aaron. “Now friends and former colleagues of mine meet every year to remember Kevin, honor his legacy and celebrate all the great dads out there.”
We are inspired by each of the individuals who went #ALLin and hit the ground running to help support causes close to their hearts. Learn more about #ALLin and follow the journey on Instagram @Team_ALLin for the latest.