Why do we run? For many it’s to lose weight or get physically fit. Others are obsessed with beating their previous times. Some just want to get outdoors. At CHA, running is a way to stand with our communities.
Over the past few weeks CHA employees from several of our offices ran and walked for a cause. Whether it’s for teambuilding, fundraising or remembering, they have joined thousands from across the country in putting one foot in front of the other to make a statement about what matters to them.
The CHA team in Blacksburg, Virginia, recently honored the 32 people who tragically lost their lives at Virginia Tech 11 years ago. They participated in the 2018 Day of Remembrance and Run in Remembrance at the Blacksburg Campus of Virginia Tech on April 14th. This 3.2-mile run is now in its 10th year. Last year, more than 16,000 individuals participated.
Albany, New York
On May 18th the CHA team laced up their shoes to run in the annual CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge, a 3.5-mile road race open to teams of employees from businesses, government, educational institutions, and not-for-profits. The event helps fund activities and offerings of the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club. Donations from this year’s race also went to the Albany Public Library’s “Raising a Reader” Program and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. More than 8,000 runners, joggers, and walkers participated, including 24 staff from CHA’s Albany and Colonie offices.
To raise money in the fight against heart disease and stroke, PDT Architects, a CHA Company, had a team of walkers participate in the Southern Maine Heart Walk on Sunday, May 20th. Walkers followed a 3.5-mile-long route around Back Cove Pathway in Portland, Maine, beginning from the AAA Northern New England celebration site at 9:15 AM. Donations raised from the event support the American Heart Association.
Rochester, New York
CHA’s team in Rochester, New York, recently raced around the newly revitalized downtown Rochester area for the second year in a row during the 28th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®! Runners from cities and countries around the world join in this 3.5-mile race series to celebrate teamwork, camaraderie and community. On May 28th CHA’s Rochester Team donned their track shoes and joined more than 8,000 runners and walkers on the race course around the streets of Downtown Rochester.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Gryphon’s Brad Green has been an inspiration to his coworkers. In that spirit, Brad’s family, friends and co-workers put a team together to participate in this year’s Rankin Cancer Run “Be Rad for B-Rad” on May 26, 2018 in St. Catharines, Ontario. All the funds raised are spent locally in the Niagara region, especially at the Walker Family Cancer Centre, where all of Brad’s treatments take place. Brad’s team raised $2,145 with an awesome display of teamwork!
Syracuse, New York
In Syracuse, New York, the 36th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® was held on June 6th along the Onondaga Lake Parkway. Nearly 7,000 runners and walkers participated in this annual race and trekked over 3.5 miles in a show of togetherness and friendly competition.
From Portland, Maine to Blacksburg, Virginia, the CHA team is proud to support the communities where we live, work and play. Our goal, at work and after, is to responsibly improve the world we live in.