Like so many people, we at D.G. Meyer Inc. have had family, friends and too many acquaintances tragically affected by Breast Cancer. So—again this year we donned our Pink Tees and joined 11,000 friends to walk and raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and Support.
The Making Strides Volusia-Flagler event took place on Saturday October 27th at 9:00 a.m. It was a beautiful fall day in Florida, dawning cool and crisp under brilliant blue skies streaked with high thin clouds. The breeze off of the river was a bit brisk, but we couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day for the Walk.
This year’s event raised a total of $307,186 to help support those facing breast cancer, and ultimately end the disease. Our D.G. Meyer Team, once again Captained by the beautiful and intrepid Brianna Toth, Office Administrator for the Company had— officially— seven members, but at least twice that number including friends and family turned out to walk with us. We raised over $600 again this year.
What a Team!
… And we all had a great time. What a very good and useful way to spend a morning. Our Team ranged in age from one year old to mid-sixties. We are a Family company, and we brought many of them along. You’re never too young or too old to help your friends, your (extended) family and your community!
We are so deeply grateful to all those who walked and to all those who donated to this worthy cause.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness and money to battle this pervasive disease, the American Cancer Society sponsors events like the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk all over the country. Our local event attracted thousands and there were over 1500 registered participants.
D.G. Meyer Inc. was proud to sponsor a Team and be a part of this event. Our special edition Biketoberfest tee-shirts this year help commemorate the event. We were proud to join the 210 Teams from this area participating in the October 28th Walk.
It was a beautiful day for the event, sunny and warm (not quite too warm) and the turn-out was amazing. A sea of pink greeted the eye during opening ceremonies as you looked across at the pavilions set up for the day. Our own Team was resplendent in their DGM pink tee shirts, pink sun visors, and for most of the girls, pink tutus. Some of the team even sported pink hair.
With a dozen registered Team members and another six or more who participated with us, we did a great job of representing D.G. Meyer and helping to raise awareness. Kudos to Team Captain Brianna Toth for organizing and encouraging our group.
As of this post, the event raised in total over $181,000 to go towards research, and toward treatment and assistance for those affected by Breast Cancer. Our Team raised over $600 to help save lives. We are deeply grateful to those who walked and to those who donated. Thank You.
And along the way, we had a good time. What a lovely and useful way to spend a morning. Our Team ranged in age from two weeks (we had two strollers) to nearly eighty years old. We are, at core, a Family company, and we brought them all along. You’re never too young or too old to help your friends, your (extended) family and your community!
Celebrating the 25th Chrome Anniversary of This Event
The 2017 Biketoberfest is scheduled from October 19th through the 22nd. Though the official start is tomorrow, the sounds of rolling thunder have filled the air in the Daytona Beach area since last weekend. October is most often a wonderful time of year in Florida, and with the sunny weather and lower humidity forecast for this weekend, it is sure to be a great event for all.
A Special Edition
As many who have collected them through the years already know, D.G. Meyer Inc. has a commemorative tee-shirt designed and printed each year for Bike Week in the spring. This year the company is issuing a very special edition tee-shirt for Biketoberfest. Since October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, D.G. Meyer is not only issuing this commemorative tee, but sponsoring a team in the Volusia-Flagler Making Strides Walk on Saturday October 28th. For more information, to participate or to donate, go to the Making Strides Website. We would love for you to come out and support this great cause. There are so few families that haven’t been affected by this devastating disease.
Join D.G. Meyer and come together with survivors, caregivers, as well as men and women from all walks of life who are determined to help save lives from breast cancer. We find comfort in the knowledge that because of continuing community support and dedication no one needs to walk alone.