SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, would like to thank its employees for supporting breast cancer research in the Central New York community. Karanya Aksornkoae, Lisa Austin, Timothy Brokhoff, Dan Johnston, Maria Milanesi and Kent Walker represented BHG by participating in the 5th annual A Run for Their Life on October 3, 2015 at the Camillus Veterans Memorial Park, also known as Gillie Lake.
"Breast cancer is life-changing for diagnosed individuals, and for their families and loved ones, as well. Rarely will you find someone who has not been affected by the disease," said BHG CEO Al Crawford. "Seeing our community unite to find a cure is a beautiful thing. I commend our employees for supporting such a worthy cause, especially in light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month."
A Run for Their Life is organized by the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY and is the only Syracuse breast cancer run whose proceeds go directly to cancer research at Upstate Medical University. This year's event has raised $61,690 to date.
"The cold, windy weather didn't hinder our enthusiasm! All of the participants were eager to come out and make a difference," said Aksornkoae. "It felt great to join together in the fight against breast cancer. I know our team is looking forward to A Run for Their Life next year."
BHG is an active supporter of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY. Earlier this year, Aksornkoae, Austin and Milanesi finished 10th place in the relay division of the Gillie Girl Triathlon. In September, BHG sponsored and competed in the Aiming Fore the Cure golf tournament at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The company also sponsored Baldwin's 2015 gala, A Night to Remember, which acknowledges researchers, volunteers and other supporters of the cause, celebrates the lives of breast cancer survivors and honors those that have been lost to the disease.
For more information on upcoming Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY events, visit www.findacurecny.org.
About the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc., supports both new and established researchers investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. This research will include—but not be limited to—studies of the genetic, molecular, cellular and environmental factors involved in the development and progression of breast cancer; application of the knowledge thus gained to educate medical professionals and increase public awareness for the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer; and studies of the outcomes of breast cancer detection and treatment on the patient, their families and society.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
Since 2001, Bankers Healthcare Group has been committed to providing hassle-free financial solutions to healthcare professionals, including personal and commercial loans, credits cards and insurance services. BHG has provided more than $2 billion in funding to thousands of satisfied customers nationwide. Inc. has recognized the company ten times for growth and job creation. For additional information, please visit www.bhg-inc.com.
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