COTG RAISES $6,500 FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
BOLINGBROOK, IL – November 5, 2014 – COTG, A Xerox
Company, raised $6,500 for breast cancer research during the company’s Almost 5K for Breast
Cancer. The money will be donated to the Chicagoland affiliate of Susan G. Komen, the
world’s largest breast cancer organization.
“Everyone can think of someone they know that has been affected by breast cancer; a mother,
daughter, sister, spouse, family member or friend,” said Supply Manager, Mona Saul. “Giving
some of our time, effort and competitiveness to raise funds for this cause is the least we
can do for those who are fighting this battle.”
Over 60 people participated in the fundraiser walk that was (almost) 5K. Bolingbrook turned
pink as family, friends – and a few dogs – joined together to support and honor those whose
lives have been touched by breast cancer.
For six weeks, teams within COTG campaigned to raise the most money with the winning team
receiving a group outing. With a grand total of $2,600, the Supply Team was victorious.
However, instead of opting for a group outing, the team generously decided to donate the
money back to the fundraiser.
“Breast cancer doesn’t attack women over a certain age; it attacks women and men of all
age groups,” said Supply Analyst Denise Lanik. “If it was just the few dollars our team
raised, it might make a difference to find a cure, or help somebody get a wig or have a
support group available in their area. Together we will fight to find a cure. If we can
put a smile on one person’s face, we did more then raise money.”
Now in its third year, COTG’s October fundraisers for breast cancer have raised over
$17,000 for Susan G. Komen for research, education and to help fight breast cancer in
the Chicagoland area.
“We truly value our partnership with COTG and thank them for raising vital dollars in the
fight against breast cancer,” said Susan Tybon, CEO of Susan G. Komen Chicago. “Year after
year COTG employees continue to rally together to fight for a world without breast cancer.
The COTG 5K funds will be used to help those in need with 75% of funds staying here in the
Chicagoland community funding lifesaving services like screenings, treatment and navigation
and the remaining 25% going towards funding ground breaking research.
“On behalf of Susan G. Komen, thank you to the entire COTG family,” she said.
About Susan G. Komen – Chicago
Susan G. Komen® – Chicago was established in 1997 and holds two Susan G. Komen Race for the
Cure® events annually in Chicago and Lombard. Komen Chicago has awarded nearly $15 million
towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health navigation,
breast cancer screening and treatment projects, as well as global research. Seventy-five
percent of net proceeds generated by Komen Chicago stay in the Chicagoland area, while the
remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program for research, with many
grants at local Chicago institutions. For more information please call 773-444-0061 or visit
About COTG, A Xerox Company
COTG, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), is one of the nation’s largest and most respected consultancy
firms specializing in workflow assessment and optimization. COTG has successfully led Fortune
500 companies, as well as small organizations – in every industry from education to healthcare
and manufacturing – to achieve better financial results, improve operational efficiency and
reduce environmental impact.