The support of our corporate and community partners throughout the year is so important as we fulfill our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Such support and sponsorship helps ensure that more funds can go directly to the fight against breast cancer.
At our 5th Annual Power of a Promise luncheon, we presented the Komen St. Louis 2014 Corporate Partner of the Year Award to Schnuck Markets, Inc. Schnucks has supported Komen St. Louis as a sponsor every year since our inaugural Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure in 1999.
Schnucks employees have always gone above and beyond for Komen St. Louis and the Komen St. Louis Race. They take delivery of Race collateral at their warehouse. They volunteer their time on Friday night before the Race to move and unload T-shirts and on Saturday morning to move and unload water for Race participants. They are there by 3:30 a.m. on Race morning to greet the first arrivals on the Race site. Their employees volunteer in the Survivor Pavilion, serving breakfast to hundreds of breast cancer survivors.
This sense of community support and philanthropy starts at the top with their leader, Todd Schnuck. In fact, he fine-tuned our Team T-shirt pick-up at the Schnucks Distribution Center to help us avoid traffic jams and keep the process flowing smoothly.
At our Power of a Promise luncheon, we also recognized the individual efforts of two Schnucks employees, presenting both of them with our Komen St. Louis 2014 Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award. John Jones and Kevin Redell give so much of their time and are a tremendous help to us before, during and after the Komen St. Louis Race.
Thank you, Todd Schnuck, John Jones, Kevin Redell and the Schnuck organization! We appreciate your continued support and partnership.