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Atlanta

On 24 June 2017, the SITA WE (Women Empowered) team started the day at 6:20 AM with yoga sessions followed by a survivor meet and finally to their destination: the Atlanta Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. This year's event had a huge turnout and included a 1K walk and a 5K race to raise funds for breast cancer research. Thanks to a fantastic fundraising effort, the team came in 9th place for corporate donations with a total contribution of US$4091 from SITA families and supporters. Great team effort!

In May 2017, members of our Military Support Employee Resource Group (ERG) in Atlanta and other volunteers participated in a service day at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport USO. This was the group's second volunteer day with a total donation to the USO now close to $3,000.

Bohemia, NY

A volunteer crew from our Bohemia office spent a day at Captree State Park clearing more than 75 pounds of litter and documenting what they found. This research data helps the American Littoral Society and the Ocean Conservancy produce strategies to help fight marine pollution. Great team effort, Bohemia!

Montreal

A huge thank you to everyone at SITA Montreal SITA who enjoyed a freshly made breakfast at a fundraising waffle sale in May 2017. A wonderfully generous 420 CAD (US $310) in total was raised which has been passed on to the Canadian Red Cross to assist in the response to communities impacted by floods this year in Quebec and across Canada.

A blood drive organized by SITA WE (Women Empowered) in Montreal in August 2017 was a real success and exceeded the Hema Quebec target of 50 donors. The quantity of blood collected was 23.85 litres. That could help 212 people in crisis and in need. Fun fact: 54% of the donors were women and 46% men. Way to go ladies!

Ten SITA Montreal employees raced up 41 flights of stairs in a downtown high-rise as part of this year’s Centraide fundraising campaign. The proceeds of the sponsored race, a waffle sale and direct online donations totaled 839 CAD (US$625). They went towards helping young children attend a specialist-led early childhood stimulation workshop to prepare for kindergarten.

This year’s contribution to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) Run for the Cure event  was the highest total to date at just over 1,000 CAD (US$765). CBCF invests these dollars in the most promising breast cancer research that is leading the way in prevention, diagnosis , treatment and care.

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