Last Sunday, 24 LimeMates walked alongside thousands of others during the 8th Annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. We sat down with team captain Lia Marley to learn more.
How was the walk?
It was super fun, heart-warming and inspiring. There were lots of kids and costumes. Most participants have been personally impacted by brain cancer. That’s why this event is so important – to spread awareness AND fund research.
What did you learn?
Brain cancer affects more people that I realized – 200,000 people in the United States. There is no known cause or cure.
How did this walk come about?
One of our customers, Swedish Health Services, hosted the event, and when I heard about it, I immediately volunteered to create a team. This walk really spoke to me, so I rallied my coworkers to sign up for Team Limeade. We made participation a challenge within our LimeMates We’re a Team program and rewarded those who walked. How cool is it that employees received points for participating!
Why did this walk speak to you?
I care about health, fitness, teamwork AND giving back. This walk combined them all. And that’s the best part – the charitable cause behind the walk. All the walk proceeds go toward patient care and brain cancer research. One of our core values is We’re a Team, and this event really showed how we collaborate with one another to make a difference.