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Date: March 4, 2013

MiniCo Insurance Agency Raises Over $10,600 for St. Baldrick's Foundation Childhood Cancer Research

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – On February 23, 2013, a team of MiniCo Insurance Agency employees participated in the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money to fund childhood cancer research. The event at Desert Ridge Marketplace in north central Phoenix raised $14,995 of which the MiniCo team raised $10,658. The Phoenix event is one of hundreds that take place around the world each year to aid the Foundation.

Three MiniCo employees accepted the challenge to “be brave and shave” and had their heads shaved on stage along with over 30 other “shavees.” Many other MiniCo team members managed registrations, accepted donations and provided assistance throughout the afternoon. Barber services were donated by the Empire Education Group, and Dynamic Stills provided photography services.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation co-founder Tim Kenny was in attendance and gave an interview to a reporter from FOX 10 (KSAZ). Mr. Kenny is the Executive Chairman of Aran Insurance Services Group, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency.

Team captain Dan Sommer, MiniCo’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing Officer, expressed his appreciation for those who contributed to the event’s success. “We had an amazing turnout this year and raised a lot of money to aid in the fight to find a cure for childhood cancers. My thanks go out to Desert Ridge Marketplace, Empire Education Group, Dynamic Stills, my fellow event organizers, and everyone who came out to shave their heads, cheer on a friend, and highlight the need for funding this important research.”

Donations are accepted throughout the year at To make a donation to a MiniCo team member, type “MiniCo” in the search box.

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.

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