This year, Edward ranked #54 on the 2015 Pink Honor Roll for his phenomenal fundraising efforts in raising $2,846 to support Komen Houston’s mission – to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
“The Komen Houston Race for the Cure® is important to me because of the advancements that have been made in part by the national research and local community grants funded by Komen Houston and by those that have given in support of the cause. The Race is an avenue for our team to help give forward to those in need and also gives us hope for an end to breast cancer.” says Edward.
A member of the Kelsey – Seybold team, Edward is grateful for the encouragement that his company gives him and the team. Every year, they host a kick-off that is spearheaded by Edward and their marketing team to encourage employees and their family members to support the cause. They sell team t-shirts and encourage everyone to wear them at their annual Go Pink day which coincides with the city wide campaign (the Friday before Race day). Race morning is lots of fun for their team – they gather at the Doubletree Hotel for a big group photo and everyone is full of excitement to get to see all the smiling faces and the sea of pink.
Because of his work at Kelsey – Seybold, Edward has had the privilege of meeting and developing close relationships with so many great and courageous women affected by breast cancer. He walks in support of them and many other dear friends.
“I would like to recognize one of our team members, Dorothy Stuppy, who is a survivor. Even with some health issues, she comes out to walk us to the start line. I appreciate that every year and she is very dear to me. I must also recognize another person dear to my heart. She is an employee of Kelsey-Seybold and also one of our patients and a survivor. Her name is Mercy Siatong. She is an inspiration to many.” shares Edward.