For the 26th consecutive year, U-Haul International partnered with the American Cancer Society for the 2019 Climb to Conquer Cancer.
U-Haul Team Members gathered at South Mountain Park in Phoenix to walk 5.5 miles in unity with hundreds of cancer survivors to raise awareness and provide funding to fight the disease.
The Company has participated in the annual event since 1993 and raised more than $715,000 to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.
This year, Team U-Haul had 88 participants who raised $18,379. U-Haul donated an additional $15,852 to provide assistance to the many programs offered by the American Cancer Society. The 26th annual Climb to Conquer Cancer raised a total of $315,000.
By the Numbers
To show what the event’s fundraising can provide, here are some stats that can be attributed to the 2018 Climb:
- 50 new Road to Recover drivers
- Transportation Rides Provided: 7,901
- Lodging Nights Provided: 15,298
- Reach to Recover Visits: 188
- Wigs Provided: 560
- Patients served via Patient Navigators: 1,427
- Community Transportation Grants Implemented: 2
Cancer Climb Connections
Honoring the commitment U-Haul has toward conquering cancer, the Company created a video highlighting the importance of this event. Team Members featured discuss their connection with the Climb, who they honor, survivor stories, and the impact of fundraising.
Camille Medina, U-Haul UI Designer, walks in honor of her sister, who passed away from cancer. “It really feels personal to me and it furthers my personal connection with the Company,” Medina says.
Joel White, U-Haul scheduling manager, adds: “U-Haul being as supportive as they are, they really push and motivate me and a bunch of my friends to try and work together as a team.”
Finally, thanks to the 88 Team Members who participated in the 2019 Climb to Conquer Cancer.