UA Runs in the I Cure I Care Foundation 5K
This past weekend, some of our employees here at UA had the privilege and opportunity to participate in the I Cure I Care 5K Run/Walk. I Care I Cure is based out of Davie in South Florida and was founded by Beth and Brad Besner, in honor of their son, Ian Besner who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). After four months of intensive and excruciating chemotherapy, Ian, unfortunately, passed away. The Besners established the I Care I Cure foundation after their devastating loss to honor their son’s life and help others by raising awareness of targeted therapies and milder cures to childhood cancer that would be easier for children to endure.
This was the 10th anniversary of the I Care I Cure 5K Run and the event is a major contributor of I Care I Cure’s ability to have funded over $1.5 million in research projects. We were thrilled to be able to attend the event and give back to this amazing organization, our Chief Human Resources Officer, Corey Heller was one of the participants and said this about the 5K:
“Uniform Advantage is committed to supporting philanthropic organizations that are aligned with our mission and we took great pleasure in participating in this past weekend’s I Care I Cure 5K. We provide high-quality apparel to the medical industry and to the researchers that are discovering less toxic treatments for childhood cancer. We are honored to be affiliated with this outstanding foundation and look forward to participating in years to come.”
2017 is our fifth year being a sponsor of the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation. Being a uniforms and medical scrubs supplier in the healthcare industry, we understand and support the Besners and their foundation’s mission to raise awareness of the growing need for gentler, more tolerable treatments for children with this life-altering disease. Along with participating in these events, we design scrub tops specifically for the I Care I Cure Foundation, donating $1 to the organization for each scrub top sold. Over the past 5 years, we’ve donated more than $11.050 to the foundation.
To find out what you can do to help support the fight against childhood cancer, raise awareness for better childhood cancer treatments, as well as, learn more about I Care I Cure, please visit www.icareicure.org.