This past spring, the men and women of EPIC Systems shifted their focus for a moment, from designing and building efficient manufacturing solutions to take on an effort of truly EPIC importance.
EPIC’s team of engineers, plant craftspeople and administrative support staff came together to participate in the annual 2010 St. Louis Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This year marked the first year EPIC raised money for this reputable cause in the company’s history, a trend that will endure through future Komen events. Raising close to $4,000 in donations, the team at EPIC enjoyed internal fundraisers such as “Cookies for a Cure” where decadent bakery goods and treats tempted the EPIC team for the small price of twenty-five cents.
Through fun, internal promotions and the generosity of our clients and community supporters, EPIC’s team of runners/walkers represented EPIC proudly at the race.
According to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure officials, more than 70,000 registered to run in the 2010 St. Louis race and racers raised more than $3.3 million in donations this year. The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. Of the net proceeds raised locally from the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, a minimum of 25% goes to national breast cancer research and up to 75% stays in St. Louis to help organizations provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The first race was held in 1983 in Dallas Texas. Today there are over 140 races all over the world.