When TRC’s “Team Kathy” sponsors the Arthritis Foundation’s annual 5k Jingle Bell Run (JBR), they are ALL in! Joining over 1,900 participants, TRC were proud to have over 219 colleagues, friends and families take part in this year’s Jingle Bell Run from company sites all over the world including the USA, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Japan, N. Ireland, China & Thailand, raising almost $19,000, making Team Kathy one of the largest fundraisers for the 2019 Jingle Bell Run!
“How energizing it is to see these runners from all over the world supporting our local JBR in Columbus, it is truly thrilling,” says Liz Martin, Development Director for the Central Ohio Arthritis Foundation.
Team Kathy pays homage to TRC CEO Dan Layne’s mother Kathy, who has been battling Rheumatoid Arthritis for over four decades. Kathy shared, “The Arthritis foundation has directly enhanced my quality of life. The treatment options have significantly improved over my lifetime and many have benefited from the Arthritis Foundation’s work.”
With nearly 50 million people impacted by arthritis in the U.S. alone, The Arthritis Foundation benefits from 100% of the money raised and uses donations in 3 ways:
- Funding for research
- Supporting policy change
- Helping families impacted by arthritis
“TRC companies are driven by our values of Honour, Intelligence, Leadership, Teamwork and Innovation. We believe this type of global effort is us living out those values in all the communities in which we operate,” states Layne.
In addition, all TRC companies participate in local human and social service charitable activities as good corporate citizens. “The camaraderie this and other events engenders from associates and Business Unit Managers all over the world is powerful,” states TECH Americas General Manager Chris Intihar. “It really helps make stronger intra-company relationships and reinforces collaboration across all TRC companies, it is amazing!”