Safety National Casualty Corporation served as a water station sponsor at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held on Saturday, June 23, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Employees volunteered their time to distribute water to race participants and the company’s corporate band, Driven to Excess, performed along the race route.
Sponsoring the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure aligns perfectly with Safety National’s community involvement philosophy, said John Paino, chair of Safety National’s community and philanthropy committee. We prefer to take an engaged, hands-on approach in our philanthropic efforts. Handing out water allowed us to directly connect with the race participants and our band added a special energy that encouraged them to forge to the finish. The magnitude of the event, combined with the participants’ enthusiasm, was especially moving.
Safety National’s water station, one of nine water stations on the route, was positioned at the final leg of the 5K race. This is the second year that Safety National has participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised in St. Louis stay in St. Louis, going toward breast cancer research in the 17-county Missouri/Illinois service area.