Googlers in Phoenix Raise Over $3,200 for Cancer Research
A team of 28 Google employees calling themselves, The Phoenix Googlers, joined hundreds of Arizona State University (ASU) students and walked together to raise more than $75,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society at this year’s ASU Relay for Life on Friday night at Sun Angel Stadium. The 12-hour event which kicked off at 8pm Friday night until 8am Saturday morning, saw the Googlers raising more than $3,200 for advancing cancer research.
About $2,035 of the Google team’s contributions was single-handedly collected by Googler – Carl Chandler who sent out e-mails to family and friends asking for donations. To Carl, the event was important as his mother is a 6-year cancer survivor and he also mentioned during a short interview with Kristi Eaton of the ASU Student Newspaper Online that he didn’t expect so many students to participate but was glad that it just took one night to pull the event off and fundraise acctively in taking the fight against cancer forwards.
So here we have another initiative reflecting the impact of corporate social responsibiity by Google to the community! Congrats to the The Phoenix Googlers for the great work they’ve been doing (behind the scenes)! I’m sure they deserve a mention on Google’s Official Blog 😉
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