Quad/Graphics Raises $100,000 for Brain Cancer Research
Press release from the issuing company
July 15, 2004 -- The weather was at its Wisconsin worst, but it didn’t deter more than 250 golfers from hitting the links – clubs and umbrellas in hand – for the 10th Annual Quad Charity Open on Thursday, June 10. Held at the Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls, the golf tournament alone raised $50,000 for brain cancer research. Quad/Graphics matched the amount for a total contribution of $100,000 to the American Cancer Society.
Since its inception, the Quad Charity Open has raised $365,500 for health-related charities, including the Ronald McDonald House, the St. Mary’s Burn Center and the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. Tournament proceeds have been targeted exclusively to the research and cure of cancer since 2001.
“The annual Charity Open arose directly from our strong culture of corporate citizenship and commitment to improve the communities in which we live and work,” said Tom Quadracci, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “Cancer has touched most families here at Quad in some way. The golf tournament is a chance for us to give back to the community and help find a cure for this devastating disease.”
The Quad Charity Open, coordinated by employees Terry Pizza, Jane Orth and Jeff Hlavacka, is a chance for employees and vendors to build relationships and have fun outside the work environment while furthering an important cause. Many vendors have been participating for a decade. Chuck Irons, director of Sales for the Heidelberg Web Group, makes it a point to save the date every year. “Quad/Graphics’ efforts on behalf of charitable causes and their invitation to allow vendors to participate makes for a very meaningful event,” he said. “In spite of Mother Nature putting us to the test this year, we had a lot of laughs and we raised a lot of money.”
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