Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Collaborating for a Cause: Boxers at Relay for Life

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On June 9th, the first ever Box Relay for Life team blasted through our goals and welcomed ourselves to the neighborhood at Egan Middle School with companies like Rambus, State Farm, and McAfee.

Relay for Life happens nationwide, and we joined the Los Altos event which had over 300 participants and raised a total of $142,139 for the American Cancer Society.

We began with modest team goals: we wanted to get 50 Boxers to participate and raise $2,000. We were thrilled when over 90 Boxers showed their support by donating online, joining our team, and showing up to walk at the event. We hit our fundraising goal early and raised the bar to $5,000, then we beat that with a total of $5,880 raised. Go team!

True to Box form, we created our own t-shirts for the event and had a great time participating. While Box has been involved in holiday food drives, back-to-school collections and other local endeavors, this was one of largest showing of not only our entrepreneurial spirit, but also our philanthropic spirit! This was a great start to what will most certainly be a Box annual tradition. I can’t wait to see how many Box team members we’ll have next year.

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