On Saturday, April 21st, the JES Holdings Sharp Striders participated in the 2012 Great Strides Walk benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Over 20 JES employees attended the walk held at Cosmo Park in Columbia, MO. Raising nearly $500, the staff participated in office fundraising events prior to the walk in support of the cause. Fundraising efforts included a spaghetti luncheon, treat trolley and t-shirt sales.
The Great Strides Walk is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest fundraising event held across the nation. In 2011 nearly $38 million was raised nationwide to support the Foundation.
This particular walk holds personal significance to JES employees. The team walks in memory of Michelle Sharp. Michelle, an asset manager for Affordable Equity Partners, passed away in 2008. Prior to her death, Michelle was very active in CF awareness, in support of her husband who has CF. The Sharp Striders have participated in the Great Strides Walk for the last five years and will continue to walk each year in memory of Michelle.