This year, Team HIIG ranked as Top Fundraising Team #75 for their phenomenal fundraising efforts in raising $2,724 to support Komen Houston’s mission – to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
“The Komen Houston Race for the Cure® is important to our team because it’s a local effort – we love Houston and we love helping our local community.” says team captain Jodi Lunquist.
Every time they are aware of a fighter or survivor that works at HIIG, they walk in their honor. Last year they had 2 Houston employees that were survivors and 2 from their satellite offices. “We love to celebrate their victories....and recognize the fighters!” adds Jodi.
They have held bake sales and a cake auction that gets really competitive to raise additional funds. “Everyone who contributes in any way is really special to us....it takes a tribe. If I had to pick one person though, it would be L. Byron Way – he provides the company support for our participation and is our emcee at the cake auction. We couldn't do it without him!” says Jodi.