Good deeds pay off for agents. Montrose Travel reports its associates rallied once again to raise money for the local Foothills Relay for Life event. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a special event celebrating cancer survivors and raising money to help fight against this disease.
Over the past 13 years, Montrose Travel has supported this event by building a fundraising team of dedicated associates who volunteer to help in the fight, Montrose says. With tents pitched and sleeping bags rolled out on the middle of the field, the Montrose Travel team took turns walking the track at Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta for a straight 24 hours.
Prior to the event, the Montrose Travel team raised money individually through personal sponsorships. They also organized in-office fundraising by selling snacks and sodas throughout their four buildings located on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.
A fundraising night at local Italian restaurant Giuseppe’s was held to bring together Montrose Travel associates, their families and neighbors. To support its team, Montrose Travel funded their team registration, as well as sponsored the entire lunch for all of the participants during the walk Saturday afternoon. In the end, they exceeded their fundraising goal by more than doubling last year’s contribution.
“There is so much more to Montrose Travel than just the local ‘travel agency down the street.’ We take pride in our community and feel a sense of duty to help support those who support us,” says Joe McClure, Montrose Travel’s President. “Supporting local schools, organizations and charities is every bit a part of our ‘Montrose DNA’ as is providing first-rate travel experiences to our clients. I’m proud of the Montrose Travel team and what we have done to help make this event a success!”