Go Pink for a Cure

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May 18, 2015

There is a hero in all of us. MAXIMUS employees in Rancho Cordova and Folsom, California combined efforts to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure campaign to fight breast cancer on Saturday, May 9, in support of a colleague who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and has since been given a clean bill of health.

MAXIMUS Employee, Sherri J., shared an experience she had with her granddaughter at the walk:

It was a moving experience to participate in the Race for the Cure. My 12-year old granddaughter and I have participated in these types of events before. However, this event was very touching for both of us. To see thousands of people all gathered together supporting the same cause, really renews your faith in mankind. Not only could you feel the passion and commitment in the air, you could see it, from men in pink tutu’s with their hair and beards dyed florescent pink wearing princess tiaras to teams all in pink costume to survivor participants wearing their pink t-shirts, some in wheel chairs and some being supported on both sides to enable them to participate in the walk. But, I think the most touching for both of us was a gentleman walking in front of us all by himself. He had a pink paper bib pinned on the back of his t-shirt that read, 'I walk in memory of Mary, my wife, best friend and soul mate for 50 years, who passed  on March 16, 2015 from breast cancer.' We both had read his bib and looked at each other with tears in our eyes. My granddaughter said, "Grandma, I hope they find a cure so no one else has to be alone and feel his pain."  

MAXIMUS employees continue to go above and beyond, initiating volunteer and charitable events close to their homes and their hearts. These employees are heroes in pink! Thank you for directing your super powers to such great causes. 

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