Turn On the Ignition To Fight Cancer

Drive for Life was something my dad started years ago to help support those in our community who are battling cancer. Both of my grandfathers passed away from the disease, as well as both of my wife’s parents. You would be hard-pressed to find someone whose life hasn’t been touched somehow, some way, by cancer. The money we raise goes to the American Cancer Society but also benefits MRC Industries in Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Make-A-Wish Foundation. Donations are spent locally to support a ton of people in Southwest Michigan who are in need, including transportation for people who cannot afford to get rides to treatments.

A Community On The Move

READY, SET, GO! AND, THEY’RE OFF!
We are so excited to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Borgess Run this year. We’ve grown over the past four decades to include even more events.Thiswill be the ninth year for our main attraction, the Kalamazoo Marathon, but we also have 10K and 5K runs, plus a kid’s fun run and motivational mile.

QUICK STEP TO SCHOLARSHIPS

LYNN CHEN-ZHANG

– Partner and COO of Zhang Financial
– Member of Western Michigan University (WMU) Board of Trustees
– Vice President of the WMU Foundation’s Board of Directors
– 2017 People’s Choice Award Winner, WMU Dancing with the Stars

ORGANIZATION: Western Michigan University Department of Dance

EVENT: Dancing with the Stars

DATE: Saturday, October 27

TIME: 7:30 P.M.

LOCATION: Miller Auditorium, 2200 Auditorium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

A COMMUNITY DRIVER

ORGANIZATION: SCHUPAN & SONS

EVENT: 19TH ANNUAL RICH HOLTZ GOLF OUTING

DATE: JUNE 14, 2018

TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: GULL LAKE VIEW GOLF CLUB & RESORT

MARC SCHUPAN
CEO OF SCHUPAN & SONS

WHAT MAKES THIS EVENT SO SPECIAL TO YOU?

This event is our way of doing something positive in the community while honoring an incredible employee. Rich Holtz had been an employee of Schupan & Sons since early in our company’s history and served as the Vice President of Shipping and Recycling for many years. Rich constantly battled the diabetes that he had been diagnosed with as a child. At one point, he was nearly blind but still ran three of our facilities. That’s just the kind of guy Rich was. He had incredible heart and never complained—he was an inspiration. So, that’s why we started a charity event for Diabetes treatment. As time has gone on and the event has grown over the past 19 years, we now also support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

A CAUSE WORTH MARCHING FOR

ORGANIZATION: MARCH OF DIMES

EVENT: MARCH FOR BABIES

DATE: MAY 20, 2018

TIME: 10:00 A.M.

LOCATION: CELERY FLATS, 7335 GARDEN LANE, PORTAGE, MI

JULIE RUEL

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT MARCH OF DIMES

WHAT MAKES THIS EVENT SO SPECIAL TO YOU?

I have a personal connection to the mission. I was a premature baby, which for me, also meant that I was born with a congenital heart defect. The March for Babies helps raise money to educate people and medical professionals to make sure that moms and babies get the best possible care. It also helps to fund research to find solutions to the biggest risks premature babies face. More than that, the March for Babies brings our mission to life, connecting with those most affected in the community.

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