Joe Bulgarelli will work with ALitho Sales VP Frank Arostegui to co-chair the company’s Relay For Life team benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Relay is part of ALitho’s year-long campaign to fight cancer, which includes our pledge to raise $20,000 in support of ACS. “This event will be a major part of our company goal, so we’re getting started with kick-off events next month,” says Bulgarelli, a sales executive with ALitho since 2001.
ALitho will support the Relay event scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at Ross Ferraro Town Center in Carol Stream. “We’re getting our families involved,” Bulgarelli says, “because that’s how we can really build a strong volunteer base. My wife, Ursula, and my daughter Tatiana, who’s 14, will be helping me out.”
Bulgarelli says he understands the worry and stress a cancer diagnosis can cause within families.“In 2013, my dad was successfully treated for bladder cancer. We feel really lucky, but we know other families really struggle with this disease. The money we raise will go for programs to help them get through the tough times.”
ACS offers community-based help for patients and loved ones, including a 24/7 hotline (800-227-2345), peer support and free rides to treatment for cancer patients who can’t get there on their own.
“We also want to fight cancer in our own lives,” says Bulgarelli, “so we’re planning a series of wellness events for ALitho employees.” Informal get-togethers will share helpful information on healthy eating, exercise, and the cancer tests people should ask their doctors about, he says.
With 300-plus team members at ALitho’s Carol Stream plant, Bulgarelli is confident that he can build a strong team. “We will reach out to our clients and the community to help make this a success,” he adds.
More information about Relay For Life is available at www.relayforlife.org.