//Intouchers Run, Walk and Bike for Health-Related Causes
September 2, 2016

Intouchers Run, Walk and Bike for Health-Related Causes

By Intouch Team | Category: Intouch Culture |

The number of Intouchers going #ALLin to support health-related causes this summer just keeps growing. Events are inspiring, informative, motivating and often moving. They’re also great opportunities to remind us that the work we do each day really does make a difference for patients living with chronic diseases.

Molly Gall, a senior copywriter in our Kansas City office, participated in the third annual Run for Little Hearts 10K, hosted by CHD Babies. The event’s goal: to raise awareness about congenital heart defects (CHDs) in children. All proceeds from the event were donated to local organizations.

For Molly, it was an emotional day. “I was surprised to see how many families were affected,” she said. “This experience reminded me that what we do at Intouch affects real people.”

Two Chicago Intouchers also participated in fundraising events this summer: account administrator Justin Zylberman showed his support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the CF Great Strides event, and Kelli Michaelis — also an account administrator — attended Cruising for a Cure, which benefited the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

At Great Strides, Justin was inspired by the many stories he heard about people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) and was surprised to learn that the CF community is much larger than he could ever have imagined. “I plan to apply my experiences by continuing to learn more about the CF community,” said Justin. “What I learned at the event brings to light how impactful my job truly is, and the difference we at Intouch can make every day.”

For Kelli, Cruising for a Cure was a great opportunity to sweat for a good cause, and to meet others who care about people living with inflammatory bowel diseases. “In my job, I’m exposed daily to the struggles that Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients face,” said Kelli. “With an invisible illness like Crohn’s disease, raising awareness is so important to make patients feel heard.”

We’re proud of all the Intouchers who’ve given their time and energy to health-related causes so far this year. Summer’s almost over, but diseases never take a vacation, and there are many more opportunities for us to go #ALLin. Learn more about #ALLin and follow our journey on Instagram @Team_ALLin.