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Enterey Helps in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Posted by Tita Tavares on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Enterey Helps in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Runs the San Francisco Half Marathon for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

 Enterey Team Lemon SF Marathon

As part of the Enterey Gives Back initiative, 8 spirited and driven Enterey employees calling themselves “Team Lemon,” ran the infamous San Francisco Half Marathon on July 27, 2014, to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Created in 2000 by Liz and Jay Scott, the parents of Alexandra Scott (1996-2000), a 4-year-old who battled neuroblastoma, ALSF has raised over $80 million for cancer research in Alex’s honor. Enterey set out to raise $2,000 for the cause.

In the spirit of giving back, Team Lemon laced up their running shoes and took their places among 5,000 fellow runners on the scenic, yet challenging, San Francisco course.   The route started at the Embarcadero Ferry Building and took them through Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge, ending in Golden Gate Park.

Overcoming an injury to complete the half marathon, Enterey Consultant and Team Lemon member Jennifer Wheeler expressed feelings of relief and gratitude: “Completing the half marathon was a huge accomplishment because I doubted I could ever physically run an endurance race again.” But she pushed on, and so did the rest of the team.

“At around 22 miles, I was deliriously happy that I could still keep moving,” said Alicia Mejia, Enterey Consultant and the only Team Lemon member to run the full marathon. “But every painful moment was worth it!” In fact, the team more than doubled their fundraising goal, bringing in an impressive $5,250 toward the fight against childhood cancer!

With the success of Team Lemon in the San Francisco Half Marathon, the company plans to continue the Enterey Gives Back campaign. Enterey CEO and Team Lemon participant Mike Ferletic acknowledged the team, saying “I was proud of our fundraising team for their efforts, which led to a contribution of over $5,000 to ALSF in our inaugural event, and I look forward to continuing our support of ALSF's efforts to find cures for childhood cancers.”

Join us as we continue to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation by visiting Enterey’s Team Lemon website!

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