The Alaska Run for Women (AKRFW) is, hands down, Chugach’s signature fundraising event. Last year, in the history of the race, we set two records with the biggest team – 245 people! – and the most funds raised – $12,051! This year, we made history again and shattered last year’s records. 367 people joined our team, and we raised a whopping $20,090!
Breaking records is amazing, we should all be proud, but here’s why we do it. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with a diagnosis made every two minutes in the United States. However, survivors of breast cancer have tripled in the last 60 years, and this trend is made possible by events like the AKRFW. Bottom line, the AKRFW creates awareness and saves lives, and Team Chugach has played its part to make this happen!
Thank you to all of the Chugach employees, family and friends for coming together and creating this moment of pride. And a huge thank you to all the employees who organized and planned this year’s fundraising campaign.
Our core values lead the way. When you do the right thing and build community, everyone is a winner.
Here’s to a race well run, and here’s to next year’s race. We only have ourselves to beat.