We believe it is super important to share our success with our community. One of the ways we do this is by participating and being sponsors of Run Jen Run. Keep on reading to learn more!
The community here, in the Carolinas, has done so much for us and our families, so we take the opportunity to give back whenever we can. For the past six years, we have had the honor of being sponsors for Go Jen Go’s major event, Run Jen Run.
The Go Jen Go foundation is a non profit organization that is dedicated to assisting women who are affected by breast cancer. Today, the Go Jen Go Foundation provides over $100,000 in financial support each year to women and men fighting breast cancer in the greater Charlotte area. They offer financial assistance so that survivors can focus on their fight and not worry about things like whether or not they can pay rent, put gas in their car, or buy gifts for their families at Christmas. Go Jen Go hosts two annual events, the Run Jen Run 5k and Festival in March, and Cheers Jen Cheers, a family friendly tailgate party in October.
RAM Pavement is well known in the community for wanting to give back and this encouraged the Go Jen Go foundation to offer us the opportunity to be one of the sponsors for their major event, Run Jen Run. Apart from being sponsors, some of our employees participate in the 5k run and others simply come out to show their support to everybody participating in the race. We also bring out a pink tractor trailer and paving machine so kids can take a look at them and enjoy. Being able to be a part of and support such an amazing cause means a lot to us and it completes part of our mission statement.
A lot of our employees, friends and families have all been impacted by somebody with breast cancer. We believe it’s more than just filling potholes or doing a concrete repair, it’s about helping somebody with breast cancer, it’s about helping somebody be fed during the holidays or helping a veteran transition from military life to civilian life. In 2020 we plan on participating in an upcoming turkey drive in November, we’ve participated in this year’s Run Jen Run event and we will be doing volunteer work with Veteran’s Bridge (which is a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization that bridges the gap between veterans and their community). Our work with Veteran’s Bridge may range from helping with a park clean up to having a call center focused on checking in with veterans to see how the transition from military life to civilian life is going.
At RAM Pavement, we have fostered a culture of giving back. We know that we wouldn’t be here if not for the community in which we work, from the technicians who do the grunt work all the way to the founder and C.E.O. Our desire to give – be it through volunteering, donating, or simply praying is what sets us apart as human beings. We look forward to many more years of serving our community. Here are some pictures from last year’s Run Jen Run event. Enjoy!