The Breathing Room is pleased to announce that the employees of ifm efector are once again organizing a 5K Run / 2K Walk to continue their goal of bringing awareness to support local families affected by cancer.
We’re grateful that the proceeds from this year’s Orange Run will be donated to the Breathing Room Foundation. Last year, the Orange Run donations amounted to more than $17,000. The “Big Hearted Orange” helped us provide prepared meals, transportation to treatments, home repairs, financial assistance, etc. to numerous homes in the area with cancer-stricken family members.
The History of The Orange Run:
In 2011, one of ifm’s most dedicated and beloved employees, Lizanne Dathe, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. ifm colleagues gathered together to find a way to help Lizanne and her family in their journey to fight Liz’s cancer. So ifm employees, with Management’s support, organized a charity event to raise funds to cover out-of-pocket expenses, giving Liz and her family a little breathing-room so she could focus on her health.
Thus, the “First Annual Orange Run in behalf of the Dathe Family” took place in March 2012. It was an overwhelming success. Sadly, Lizanne lost her battle with cancer on April 26, 2014 but the employees of ifm continue to help families fighting cancer. The Breathing Room Foundation is the perfect match to their intentions.
To learn more about the Orange Run, see race maps, or learn about ifm efector, please visit: theorangerun.com