ITASCA, Ill., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) honored global supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics with a Chicago Select Corporate Partnership Award during the annual Chicago Select Golf Invitational at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., on July 15. AIT President and CEO, Vaughn Moore, participated in the invitational and accepted the award on the company's behalf.
More than 300 corporate and community leaders from across the country participated in the exclusive outing, with all net proceeds going to support ACS's national cancer research program. Since 1946, ACS has invested nearly $5 billion to better diagnose and treat cancer, as well as improve patients' quality of life.
"I love that AIT is truly a company that cares," Moore said. "And that's because of our people. Our involvement with organizations like American Cancer Society goes far beyond cutting a check or attending a fundraiser. It gives us a sense of pride to give back to worthy causes like ACS, because active engagement with our community is a core value across the global AIT team."
One of the invitational's four major sponsors, AIT has supported ACS with charitable fundraising, donations and events for nearly two decades. Moore, who also addressed the invitational attendees with a call for donations, has served on the Chicago Select Golf Invitational executive committee since 2016.
"Vaughn Moore and the team at AIT Worldwide Logistics have been instrumental in supporting the important work and goals of the American Cancer Society," said ACS Illinois Executive Director, Peter Steele. "For their tireless commitment to our mission for the past 19 years, we were delighted to honor AIT with the Corporate Partnership Award at this special event."
Since 2000, AIT and its teammates have helped raise more than $620,000 for ACS cancer research. For more information on AIT's commitment to serving its communities, visit www.aitworldwide.com/our-culture.
For additional information regarding the 2019 Chicago Select Golf Invitational, please contact Jody Phillips at [email protected], 312.960.2344 or visit the event website at www.chicagoselect.org.
About AIT Worldwide Logistics
Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full-service transportation management provide with more than 60 offices forming a network that spans the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain solutions for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal services, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business. For more information, visit www.aitworldwide.com.
At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers' trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.