Mercedes-Benz Team Members Walk For A World Without Breast Cancer
Mercedes-Benz plant management helped kick off fundraising efforts this week for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” by competing to see who had the strength to pull a GLE across the plant’s Atrium lobby.
The rules were simple: Each contestant was randomly paired up with a partner and they lined up on the start line to pull a GLE Sport Utility Vehicle roughly 20 feet to the finish line. The fastest time resulted in a win. Fourteen “Star Heroes” donned silver and pink capes, with Team Members gathered to root them on.
Winners of the effort were Body Shop Senior Manager Rusty Jones and Information Technology Manager Ron Luster. The plant used the opportunity to start signing its Team Members up to join the upcoming walk.
"We wanted to have some fun and raise awareness of a very worthy cause – the importance of promoting early detection and prevention of breast cancer and to give patients support when they need it,” said Jason Hoff, President and CEO of MBUSI. “Our Team Members have a passion to end breast cancer and the American Cancer Society shares that passion. We’re in a position to make a difference within our community.”
Last year, MBUSI and its Team Members raised more than $20,000 as part of the Tuscaloosa area’s “Making Strides” walk. In 2016, MBUSI hopes to repeat its fundraising success by forming a team of more than 200 to take part in the “Making Strides” Walk on Saturday, October 29th in Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa.
MBUSI Team Members who want to sign up for our team, can do so here and look for the “Mercedes” team. The plant will also recognize its Team Members and spouses who are survivors during the walk.