Financial representatives aid childhood cancer patients

Sep. 07, 2013 @ 11:18 AM

Each day, 720 new children are diagnosed with childhood cancer worldwide. To help fight this alarming statistic, local Northwestern Mutual offices took to the streets to run in support of pediatric cancer awareness during the company’s annual meeting in Milwaukee.

Northwestern Mutual financial representatives from offices in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Wilmington raised more than $24,000 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in support of childhood cancer research studies.

Ninety-five financial representatives and their families from these North Carolina offices collected pledges, then walked or ran in the 36th Annual Roots & Wings 5K.

“The stories we heard about children who are bravely fighting cancer inspired us,” said Mike Condrey, managing partner, Northwestern Mutual with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Wilmington. “Our representatives jumped right in to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and we quadrupled our initial goal.”

As part of Northwestern Mutual’s national effort to support research into cures for childhood cancers, more than $89,000 was raised with more than one-quarter contributed by these North Carolina financial representatives. Proceeds will fund more than 1,780 hours of childhood cancer research.