Many agriculture related companies realize the bigger picture in life and are looking to make more than just a buck. They are looking to serve their neighbor in anyway possible. Nowadays, it is hard to find anyone who has not been affected by cancer personally or watched someone they know and love fight the battle. Tire manufacturer Titan International Inc. announced that $34,000 was raised as a part of the company’s fourth annual Ride to a Cure in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was hosted at Titan’s Des Moines plant on Oct. 13.
All proceeds from the event went to the John Stoddard Cancer Center Oncology Navigator Program. Providing compassionate and quality comprehensive care to cancer patients and their families, the program has four specially trained oncology nurses and a social worker who guide cancer patients from diagnosis through survivorship. Their goal is to support patients and families throughout the cancer journey and remove barriers of care.
“It has been a distinct privilege working with Titan on their annual Ride to a Cure fundraising event,” says Michael Peterson, director of development at John Stoddard Cancer Center. “Their employees brought exceptional energy and effort to this year’s event, raising over $34,000 in support of patients and families served by John Stoddard Cancer Center. Ride to a Cure was an incredibly fun and memorable event for attendees and will certainly have great impact on the programs and services we make available to our patients.”
“Many of Titan’s employees around the world have been impacted by cancer in one way or another,” says KC Powell, area manager for Titan. “We feel honored to host Ride to a Cure and support a great cause in the community.”
The annual family-friendly event featured fun fall activities, including a hayrack ride, car show, pumpkin painting, inflatables, and spin art.