November 2007

Hope Started Here...With Us!

On October 21, 2007 nearly 250 MileOne employees spent their Sunday morning supporting the American Cancer Society at their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event began with opening remarks from members of The American Cancer Society followed by inspiring remarks from MileOne President and Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Fader. Soon after, employees and close to 4,000 members of our community set out on a 4 mile walk around Baltimore contributing to an overall $400,000 raised for finding a cure to breast cancer. Thanks to the charitable donations of MileOne employees and customers, we alone, contributed close to $25,000!

Each year, MileOne Automotive is a flagship sponsor for The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which means we provide additional monetary support and guarantee at least 100 walkers. In order to meet the goals set forth by the American Cancer Society and our own company, we rely heavily on our internal leaders. This year, we had 10 team captains and one company captain, who gave up their time to recruit walkers and raise money for Making Strides. Our team captains went all out this year with "Power Pink Thursdays," selling $3000 worth of danglers at our dealerships, selling bracelets and other breast cancer related support items and holding support lunches to show their dedication and commitment to helping MileOne raise money and walkers.

As company captain, I want to personally thank the amazing men and women who made Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2007 a great success: Louise Fisher, Amy Truitt, Paul Amick, Joan Luckey, Erica Frey, Gina Goffus, Nicole Baker, Cheryl Miller, Jackie Huber, Mike Hoban, Robyn Schuerholz, Mike Blumenthal, David Metter, Jerry Fader and Steve Fader. Thank you to all for your time and support. Finally, I would like to also thank everyone who joined the MileOne team for this year’s walk; your support truly makes a difference.

Looking forward, as proclaimed at the event, Jerry Fader has already challenged and declared that MileOne will lead in walkers and monetary donations for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2008. His challenge did not fall on deaf ears, for the other flagship sponsors responded much like many of our own walkers; committed and personally challenged to participate and walk again in 2008. I know my fellow MileOne employees will continue supporting the American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer until the cure is found!