Guam – Bank of Guam’s 7th Annual IFIT 5K Run literally broke the bank, shattering fundraising, volunteer and “green movement” records.
With 100% of sponsor and registration proceeds being contributed, Bank of Guam donated $45,373.25 to Guam Cancer Care during the Bank’s Founder’s Day Employee Dinner on March 13, 2013, celebrating 41 years of service to Guam and the region. In-kind contributions added another $33,242.99 in prizes, food and refreshments, bringing the total cash and in-kind contributions to $78,616.15, a Bank of Guam 5K record.
With thousands swarming downtown Hagatna in the early Saturday morning hours, the iRecycle team proudly ended up with only 2 full bags of trash. Recorded finishers topped 1,500, double that from two years ago, with security provided by 22 police reservists.
Five hundred volunteers from Bank of Guam, Guam Cancer Care and many nonprofit groups provided support to the effort, resulting in arguably the best organized 5K Run event on Guam. Continuing the “green theme,” Bank of Guam debuted Eventbrite’s online registration, payment and mobile check-in application, resulting in just under 500 registrations, another record for a Bank of Guam 5K event.
Lou A. Leon Guerrero, Bank of Guam President, stated, “Bank of Guam and Guam Cancer Care’s successful partnership resulted in an immensely successful event, not only for the record funds raised, but for the professionalism and organization both groups have worked hard to maintain and showcase to our community.”
Terry Cuabo, Guam Cancer Care Executive Director added, “We are truly grateful to the Bank of Guam organization and the community for supporting Guam Cancer Care and the Fight Against Cancer here on Guam. Without the kindness and support of our community and corporate sponsors such as Bank of Guam, we would not be able to help the many Guam residents afflicted by cancer who need the help and assistance our organization provides.”