This is the second year in a row that AIT is making St. Jude the company’s flagship charitable alliance. Last year, hundreds of team members were joined by friends and family members in fundraising efforts which were matched dollar-for-dollar by the company for a final collective donation in excess of $63,000. For 2018, AIT’s overall goal is once again $50,000 after a company match.
Fundraising efforts and additional support for St. Jude are already underway across AIT’s network including an event being held this week at AIT’s suburban Chicago offices. Teammates will be volunteering on-site to pack 800 bags with fun items including crayons, markers, paper and stickers. These bags will be shipped to St. Jude in Memphis where they will be stocked in waiting rooms and distributed to children to help pass the time before visiting a doctor.
Held annually in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month), communities in more than 60 cities come together for the Walk/Run events which provide a fun and easy way to raise life-saving funds with thousands of other St. Jude supporters. AIT locations across North America will back at least 20 of the scheduled events with new teams participating for the first time in Cincinnati, Seattle, South Bend and Tampa.
Vaughn Moore, AIT’s President and CEO, said, -Our team members demonstrated enthusiastic support for St. Jude last year and we are eagerly anticipating even higher levels of engagement in 2018. Giving back to the communities where we live and work is a Core Value at AIT. Working to boost St. Jude’s mission to end childhood cancer is a great way for our offices to unite behind a common cause.-
About AIT Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full-service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT’s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain solutions for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal services, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business. For more information, visit www.aitworldwide.com.
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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -” because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).