At EmployeeScreenIQ, we work to provide not only the best product and services to our clients, but also to contribute to our community and beyond. Last weekend, from 6:00pm on Friday, May 17th to 11:00am, Saturday May 18th, EmployeeScreenIQ participated in a local Relay for Life event supporting the American Cancer Society. EmployeeScreenIQ president & COO Jason Morris, currently serves as the board president of the American Cancer Society’s Cuyahoga County unit.
If you don’t know what Relay for Life is, essentially the event requires at least one member from each team to walk on the track at all times throughout the event. In order for our team to raise money for this event, they asked for donations on the team’s web page, ran a 50/50 raffle in the office and sold pizza at the event.
- EmployeeScreenIQ’s team had 25 participants
- Our team raised $4,338
- This event in Cleveland raised a total of $31,629.93
- At least one member from each team walked on the track at all times during the event
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Society, Jason wrote a letter to Cleveland’s local newspaper, the Plain Dealer.
A Century Spent Fighting Cancer: Letter to the Editor
Today, the American Cancer Society turns 100 years old. From deadly to treatable, from treatable to preventable, the progress the society has helped make in the past 100 years is remarkable — more than any other cancer-fighting organization on the planet.
As board president of the American Cancer Society’s Cuyahoga County unit, I have seen the vast impact of our local efforts. The Road to Recovery program has provided more than 2,000 trips to treatment for local cancer patients who would have no other way of getting there. Hope Lodge has provided free lodging to more than 5,000 cancer patients who have traveled to Cleveland to receive treatment, saving patients more than $32 million since the lodge opened. And in 2012, $8.4 million in society-funded research was happening in the Cleveland area.
Today, two out of three people diagnosed with cancer are surviving at least five years, but our work is not done. Join us as we make this cancer’s last century by going to cancer.org/fight to see how you can fight back.
We’ve never been more ready to put the American Cancer Society out of business. Join me in this fight at we celebrate 100 years of saving lives.
Jason Morris, Moreland Hills
Morris is president and chief operating officer of EmployeeScreenIQ.
To find out how you can contribute to the American Cancer Society, visit their website here.