Supporting the Smile Mile 5KShow Categories
This spring, our employees worked together to volunteer their time, pledge donations, and raise funds in support of the Laura Smile Foundation and their cause – educating our local Milwaukee community about ovarian cancer.
Employees initially reached out to the Laura Smile Foundation this past January while organizing an internal fundraiser. “We were happy to help out a local organization, one that had a personal connection with one of our employees right here at J.W. Speaker,” said Liz Thompson, an organizer of the internal fundraiser and Customer Service Team Lead at J.W. Speaker.
With the help of J.W Speaker employees, family & friends, the fundraiser was able to raise enough money to become an official sponsor of their 10th annual Smile Mile 5K!
In 2015, the Laura Smile Foundation raised a total of $17,500 to support two area organizations; the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ovarian cancer research and the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (WOCA) various efforts for spreading awareness. For more information on the Laura Smile Foundation or how you can get involved, visit their website here.