We, as a people, as the human race, are so fortunate. It seems that we often lose sight of this ideal, but in actuality it is a gift just to live. Life will throw us curveballs and slam doors in our faces, yet there will always be morning sunrises and evening sunsets. There will always be love spreading across nations, babies being born and cures being developed. These are the positives, the bright side of life – we also know another side to be true.
We, as a people, as the human race, also suffer. Not only do we suffer individually but we watch others suffer as well. All too regularly are we faced with heartbreak, faced with dire situations that we simply cannot fix on our own. Diagnoses that will change our lives and the lives of the people that we care about are given on what seems like a daily basis, if not more often than that.
Without the support of many, the donations and awareness raised by you and I, there wouldn’t be nearly as much medical research being done as there is today. Cures can only be developed when research is funded and in order for research to be funded funds need to be raised! That is why Optimum RTS supports and is a part of so many organizations in and around Palm Beach County.
Volunteerism and the devotion of our time, efforts and funds is something we here at Optimum truly believe to be a pivotal key to our continued success – not only in business, but in our personal lives as well. Giving back to the community is something that will always give us great pride, satisfaction and warmth. Will you help us in these efforts?
Currently, there are two organizations that we here at Optimum need your help in supporting:
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association
Lock-Up Event taking place August 27th, 2014
The Lock-Up is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s premier fundraising program. These high-profile events occur all across the country at various times throughout the year. Business and community leaders agree to be “put behind bars for good,” where they utilize use their vendors, co-workers, family and friends to get donations that will go toward their “bail.” Each Jailbird has weeks to raise their donations. That way, on the day of the Lock-Up event, they can enjoy the Lock-Up experience by networking with other business leaders and meeting with the individuals and families that they’re helping in their community. All funds raised by the MDA Lock-Up assist the Association in providing lifesaving research, a nationwide network of medical clinics and accessible summer camp experiences to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases.
- American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Kickoff Party taking place August 21st, 2014
Making Strides Walk taking place October 18th, 2014
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.
The Kickoff Party is the perfect opportunity to sign up your teams, support survivors and fight to put an end to breast cancer! You can see more detail regarding this event here.
If you’re interested in walking October 18th, you do not have to attend Kickoff (although we encourage you to!). You are more than welcome to join Optimum’s team and walk with us and/or donate to our team. You can do either here, or feel free to sign up your own team!
Written by: Melanie Scherr