By Beau Ryan
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
In the last quarter, Rockspring’s employees and families participated in many fundraising events for different local cancer organizations. These causes are very important to Rockspring as a company as well as to the individual employees who have had family members and friends effected by this terrible disease.
The first organization we partnered with was CanCare, a network of trained volunteers including cancer survivors, who provide emotional support to others facing cancer. We participated in the 21st Annual CanCare Golf Classic, which helped spread awareness of CanCare’s services and strengthen support for the organization in the community.
The second organization we supported was Get Your Rear In Gear, a group that empowers communities to promote prevention and early detection of colon cancer and support to those affected. Last year, Rockspring families and friends worked hard to bring this national event to Houston for the very first time. This year, Rockspring continued its efforts and managed the event for the second year in a row and saw overwhelming attendance.
The last organization we supported was Heroes for Children, which is a group that acts as advocates and providers of financial and social assistance to families with children battling cancer. This year we participated in its 5th Annual Hold’em For Heroes Charity Poker Tournament, which raised much-needed funds for the agency’s mission to provide financial and social assistance to Texas families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.
At Rockspring, we are always keeping cancer victims, survivors and supporters in our thoughts and prayers. We will continue to support and promote cancer awareness and other philanthropic efforts in 2014.