Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | April 10, 2014

Team PIHRA Continues EIF/Revlon Run/Walk Tradition

Team PIHRA Continues EIF/Revlon Run/Walk Tradition
By Lynn Gleim, Team PIHRA Captain

Join Team PIHRA for the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women Los Angeles on Saturday, May 10, 2014 for a walk around and through the neighborhoods of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

JOIN/DONATE on the PIHRA Team webpage.

This is a special event for PIHRA members. It brings HR professionals, their friends, and their families together for a few hours each year to give something back to the community and support an important cause – the fight against women’s cancer. Few among us have escaped the experience of a loved one, a friend, or a colleague battling this disease. Joining and supporting Team PIHRA is an opportunity to help find a cure, a more effective treatment, and a little more hope.

Team PIHRA started back in 2002 with a hearty group of PIHRA board members led by Cheryl Wyrick. The group wanted to get to know each other a little bit better. They wanted to meet PIHRA members they did not know in an environment outside of a typical District meeting. They chose the EIF Revlon Run/Walk because it had the potential to have a positive impact on lives of so many PIHRA members and their families. The downtown location was centrally located for most PIHRA members. Over the last 12 years, through contributions small and large Team PIHRA has raised over $128,600.00 to help fund the cure through research.

This year Team PIHRA has set a goal to have more than 50 members participate in the walk and raise more than $5,000. Wallace Engineering Company will sponsor our T-shirts.

Now we need you to be one of those 50 PIHRA members to sign up for the walk and start collecting supporters to contribute to our $5,000 goal. First, save the morning of Saturday, May 10 on your calendar.

After that, call some of your PIHRA colleagues, your family, friends and neighbors to walk with you or support you through donations. No donation is too small. We encourage every walker to set a personal goal of at least $100 in support donations.

Here is how it all works. You start your day by arriving at the Coliseum around 7:00am. Yes it is early, but it is usually a beautiful morning. You park your car and walk into the Coliseum. You look for the PIHRA sign – usually half way up on the west end. You bring some brownies, some cookies, or trail mix to share. You get your team shirt. You get to know a few people, and get ready for a leisurely walk through the streets of LA with some 60,000 plus of your Southern California neighbors. You have a great time seeing the sights and sounds of the Coliseum and the USC campus. You end up passing by the fabulous Samoan drummers as you near the end of your walk. You walk through the football tunnel to gather your Olympic style medal on the floor of the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. You spend a little more time with your PIHRA pals before heading off to enjoy the rest of your day.

Honestly, what more could you ask for in the way of a great Saturday?

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

JOIN/DONATE on the PIHRA Team webpage.

revlon-runwalk-logo-LA2014eCropped Team PIHRA Revlon Run Walk 2013

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