Every year, the PeopleScout HRX team organizes or participates in a number of charity programs as part of its giving initiative. For this particular year, our initiative became personal – one of our own employees, Cam, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma, and we unanimously agreed that our next effort should in some way show support for him.
Our initiative, Running for Cam, was to organize a fun run to promote our values of healthy living as well as raise awareness and support for the Cancer Council. On a Friday afternoon in November, more than 50 people from our company participated in simultaneous fun runs organized in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland. We walked and jogged over 600 kilometers, and despite recently undergoing a round of chemo, Cam himself made the effort to join the Perth contingent at the pub afterwards to celebrate their run. A huge effort! The overwhelming feedback from our employees was that the event was a great success. Overall, we raised over $40,000 for the Cancer Council.