MiniCo Insurance Agency Pledges to Go Bald to Raise Funds for St. Baldrick's Foundation Childhood Cancer Research
PHOENIX, ARIZ. – MiniCo Insurance Agency employees are taking the pledge to “be brave and shave” for the upcoming St. Baldrick’s Foundation event on February 23, 2013, at Desert Ridge Marketplace in north central Phoenix. The company’s team of “shavees” will join thousands of others at events around the world to raise money to help the foundation fund childhood cancer research.
Team captain Dan Sommer, MiniCo’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing Officer, says that his motivation is personal. “Every year, I meet children who have survived devastating battles with cancer and those who are still fighting, and every year I am humbled and moved by their stories and their courage. It is an honor to shave my head in solidarity with these kids and raise money for research to help find a cure.”
The MiniCo team is making progress toward meeting its fundraising goal of eight thousand dollars. To make a donation, participate as a shavee or volunteer at the event, visit www.minico.com/stbaldricks or visit www.stbaldricks.org and enter “MiniCo” in the search box. The St. Baldrick’s event at Desert Ridge Marketplace will be located in the District Stage area. The festivities will start at noon and end when the last head is shaved.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that makes grants to research institutions to find new cures for childhood cancers and to find treatments to ensure a better quality of life for patients and survivors. The foundation funds research projects conducted by established pediatric cancer experts, as well as younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds also enable hundreds of institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials offering the best available care for every child.
About MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC
MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, was founded in 1974 as a provider of specialty insurance products and publications for the self-storage industry. Today the company is a full-service managing general agency offering multiple specialty property and casualty insurance products for a variety of unique industries and exposures. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.
Dan Sommer, 602-678-3504
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Chief Marketing Officer