Friendship, family and community are the heart of Lauren’s Run. No great task, like curing childhood cancer, can be done alone. It’s so inspiring to see all the friends, families and co-workers that have joined together to create fundraising teams to give back to such a special cause. There is a particular group of friends, The 2015 Friends of the Run, that we would like to thank for their part in making this year’s race one to remember.
Kentec has served as one of the premier distributors in the Southeast for more than 50 years. With seven branch locations located throughout the Southeastern states, Kentec provides commercial quality tools, pneumatic nailing and stapling systems, foam insulation, adhesives and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operation) products. In the past 50 years, Kentec has grown from a tiny “Mom and Pop” operation to become one of the largest specialty tool and fastener houses in the country. As we say, our sponsors and volunteers are what keeps our world together at CURE. Thanks for joining the team, Kentec!
For half a century, Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson, LLP has tirelessly served the Atlanta community as Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. In celebration of its 50 years in business, BNKJ held a 50 weeks of giving campaign through which 20 different charities were highlighted each week. Last year, CURE Childhood Cancer was selected as a 50 Weeks of Giving Recipient! As a donation recipient, BNKJ sponsored a CURE hospital lunch for $400 and CURE was given three to five radio spots that aired on WABE NPR Radio, 90.1 FM recognizing this accomplishment. We’re so glad to also have BNKJ as a Friend of Run for the 2015 Lauren’s Run and CURE Family Picnic.
Founded in 2001, Coalfire is a fast-growing IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm. Coalfire has been in the IT security business for as long as it has existed and is now recognized as the best line of defense for businesses. Coalfire’s continuing mission is to provide knowledge, tools, guidance and independent assessment services to all organizations. CURE knows first hand the importance of awareness and education in the fight against childhood cancer, and we appreciate Coalfire’s help in strengthening our own mission to cure childhood cancer within our lifetime.
Wayne Gotto and Wayne Glenn founded New South Supply in 1981 in Columbia, SC. On November 1, 2001, the founders sold the company to an investment group led by Jim Sobeck of Greenville, SC, a construction industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the construction products business. New South Supply has since grown from the original location in Columbia to a total of nine branches, including Atlanta. New South Supply stocks all accessories needed to ensure a wall’s integrity as well as continuous systems of wall reinforcement, including ladder designs and truss. At most, New South Supply is action and solution-oriented. Childhood cancer is serious, and it is hands-on supporters like New South who will help us beat this disease.
Partitions, Inc. is a proven leader in the contracting industry. Since 1964, Partitions has offered tenant interior services in the banking, healthcare, institutional, commercial and retail real estate communities. No project is too big or small for this company, not event childhood cancer. Partitions has a long standing tradition of successful business in many areas, and we are happy that they have joined our annual tradition, Lauren’s Run.
QVS Software keeps up with today’s competitive retail environment and improves customers’ experience with Self Checkout lanes, Gift Card Kiosks, Smart Cart solutions and other in-store points. Its name stands for Quality, Value and Service, and as QVS has helped improve retail system technologies for more than 20 years, we are also confident that with their help, we can improve the state of childhood cancer.
The Plastic Card Co. provides cards for applications including gift and loyalty cards, membership, discount, fundraising, insurance and any marketing promotion cards. They also provide cards for healthcare, name badges, luggage tags and upscale business- the options are limitless. You’re sure to have at least one of their cards on hand. Thanks for being a Friend of the Run!
For 25 years, The School Box has provided educational toys, games and supplies for teachers and parents. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, The School Box is the Southeast’s largest family-owned and operated retail educational store. The School Box has established itself as a well-respected business and supportive corporate citizen. This company supports local events including Pack a Backpack Campaign, longtime media supporter 11Alive’s Can-O-Thon, Toys for Tots Tennessee, Breast Cancer Rally, and now Lauren’s Run to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Thanks for your dedication to our children!
Founded in 1979, Ultratech, Inc. is a leader in the advanced packaging and laser processing markets. Ultratech’s laser processing technology increases chip performance while also reducing energy consumption. Its state-of-the-art technologies are considered to be the gateway of future device generations. Ultratech is always looking towards the future, and as a 2015 Friend of the Run they will help secure a better future for children with cancer.
We are also grateful for the help of Friend of the Run, Dr. Edward Salzberg, MD. Dr. Salzberg joined the Roswell Pediatric Center in 1994 and currently sees patients at the Old Milton and Cumming locations. Roswell Pediatric Center is also a 2015 Lauren’s Run Bronze Sponsor.
The 2015 Lauren’s Run and CURE Annual Picnic is THIS Sunday, April 26th. Online registration ends Thursday, April 24th at noon- there’s still time to sign up! Join us at Concourse Office Park to run, walk or trot for a cure.