The management team at C&G Technologies, an IT firm based in Anaheim Hills, raised $4,441.99 for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) at the organization’s inaugural Orange County 5K. The run/walk was held in at Irvine’s Great Park on Nov. 12, and raised a total of $34,049 for the BJALCF.
C&G Technologies’ employees surpassed their fundraising goal while giving back to the community. “All the staff was excited and thrilled to raise funds and dust off their running shoes to participate at the 5k. At the end, the goal was to give back to the community who has given to C&G Technologies for the past 9 years,” said C&G Technologies CEO Carlos Castro.
Bonnie J. Addario, a lung cancer survivor diagnosed in 2004, started the Northern California foundation after she beat the 15 percent survival odds and recovered from the disease. The foundation strives to raise money for lung cancer research, and notes that the disease, which claims 450 lives each day in the U.S. alone, is the deadliest cancer in the U.S.
Castro said, “The underfunding of Lung Cancer research has kept its survival rate as low as it was in 1971. For every nine dollars spent on breast cancer, one dollar is spent on lung cancer in the U.S. With several of our employees who have lost a loved one to lung cancer, as a company we all knew we wanted to support the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.”
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