On July 14, 2012 SDLC Partners’ employees and their families braved the heat and stormy weather to come out and run/walk in the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K held at North Park. Ashley Cvrkel, Account Manager at SDLC, expressed her enthusiasm by stating, “It was a great way to start my weekend. Not only was I able to connect with fellow employees but I was also able to contribute to a worthy cause by joining efforts to help find a cure for Sarcoma.”
Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that typically affects children and young adults. The cancer attacks numerous tissues throughout the body which makes it a difficult disease to treat. With additional funds contributed to research, many are hopeful that a cure is not too far in the distant future. This is the second year that SDLC Partners has sponsored this event.
Bill Suit, event organizer and Sarcoma survivor expressed his enthusiasm, “The Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Committee is extremely pleased that SDLC has chosen to support our organization’s commitment to raise funds supporting research to find a cure for Sarcoma. Part of our mission is to raise awareness of this disease and to elevate hope among Sarcoma survivors and their families. Without the support of corporate sponsors, like SDLC, the event could not be made possible. We are particularly pleased with the results of this year’s Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5k event. Not only did we raise over $105,000 this year, we had approximately 1700 people attend and participate in our activities. Most importantly we created an atmosphere that was exciting, positive and happy, as we continue to fight against this rare form of cancer, Sarcoma. We are proud of our association with SDLC and excited about the partnership that has developed between our two organizations.
Added Scott Barnyak, one of SDLC’s Principal Partners “We are proud to support the local charities and organizations in the Pittsburgh region as well as provide opportunities for our employees to connect outside of the work environment and give back to the community.”
About Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma Organization
In 2011, the start-up committee of 12 members joined with the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) to raise funds to support sarcoma research. The goal is to raise both awareness and resources for sarcoma research through the SFA and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Sarcoma Research Fund. The committee met frequently, deciding to promote their first event, a 5K walk/run in North Park in July 2011. This event garnered much attention in the Pittsburgh area especially those who know someone affected by the disease. The first annual race exceeded all expectations with over 900 participants. The organization was able to raise over $55,000. The second annual race at North Park Boat Boathouse was held on July 14, 2012 and raised over $105,000 for the cause.
About SDLC Partners, L.P.
SDLC Partners, L.P., headquartered in Monroeville, PA, opened its doors in 2004 as the business minded, tech savvy, people-driven alternative to large consulting organizations. The firm’s 300 employees deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-market customers by effectively working with business and I.T. units to serve as the “execution partner of choice” for improving speed to market, reducing costs, and enhancing quality.