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Ottawa, Kansas Truck Manufacturer Set To Sponsor 5K Walk/Run Benefitting Testicular Cancer Awareness
OTTAWA, KANSAS – April 12, 2013. With its cause-minded and community-spirited Kalmar division spearheading the effort, Cargotec announces its sponsorship of the first 5K road race to benefit the International Testicular Cancer Foundation (ITCF).
By: Cargotec, LLC
Proceeds from the event will be used to expand ITCF’s efforts to increase public awareness and understanding of testicular cancer, a leading cancer among males aged 15 to 35.
Those outreach efforts take shape under ITCF’s “Let’s Give the Boys a Hand” national awareness campaign. It promotes routine self-examination as a way to head off a type of cancer that’s highly curable if detected early.
To encourage participation and support from the Ottawa plant’s 284 employees, and further aid ITCF, the company will contribute $25 for each employee who registers for the event. Event organizers are hopeful of raising $10,000 for ITCF, via participant entry fees, matching funds from Cargotec and local sponsorships of the event.
The money raised will be used for a broad array of outreach efforts. The national awareness campaign targets venues like schools, youth groups and musical and sporting events. It uses presentations, informational materials, social media, videos, wristbands and other personal reminder tools to bring the subject of testicular cancer and the need for self-examination into the open.
Cargotec 5K Walk/Run Organizer
415 E. Dundee
Ottawa, KS 66067