On July 13, 2013 several SDLC Partners’ employees and their families teamed up to participate in the 3rd annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K held at North Park. The runners/walkers braved the nearly 90 heat to support the cause. Candice Graytok, Human Resources Manager at SDLC Partners, expressed her enthusiasm by stating, “The 5K for Sarcoma was a great way to spend my Saturday morning. Not only was I able to get my workout in and complete 3.1 miles, but I also connected with co-workers and supported a worthy cause by joining the fight to eliminate 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 third year that SDLC Partners’ community service committee, SDLC Connects has sponsored the event.
Bill Suit, event organizer and Sarcoma survivor expressed his enthusiasm, “Already the largest single fundraiser for sarcoma research, this year’s event set new records. An estimated 2300 people attended, volunteered, or participated in this Walk/Run. Over $130,000 was raised for sarcoma research, which will be donated to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center and Sarcoma Foundation of America. The efforts of the Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma, along with its sponsors and donors, have contributed over $300,000 toward sarcoma research since 2011…we are a small but powerful group…. A big thank you to SDLC Partners for its continued support!”
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 committee has now raised over $300,000 for the cause.
About SDLC Partners, L.P.
SDLC Partners, L.P., headquartered in Monroeville, PA, opened its doors in 2004 as an alternative to large consulting organizations. The firm’s 365 employees take a practical and collaborative approach to deliver process improvement, analytics, and technology solutions to national and regional customers by effectively working with business and I.T. to serve as the “execution partner of choice.”