Bridgeview, Ill. -- Rose Paving Company, a provider of complete parking lot management solutions to commercial and industrial properties nationwide, announced it raised $7,000 during its year-long, multi-event fundraising campaign benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The donation, presented to St. Jude in December, will help support the lifesaving mission of one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.
Fundraising for this special cause kicked off in February, 2013, at the BOMA (Building Owners & Management Association) Suburban Chicago show and concluded at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Expo in Atlanta in mid-October. Conference attendees from around the nation visited Rose Paving's booth at various industry events and autographed a banner in support of St. Jude. Rose Paving donated $5 for each signature received and made a combined contribution of $7,000 to St. Jude.
“It was an honor and privilege to fundraise for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at many high-profile conferences and expos this year. We are grateful to all the attendees who lined up to sign our banner. Because of you, we filled four banners and met our goal to obtain over 1,000 signatures,” commented Ed Campbell, president.
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude has changed the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares its research discoveries with medical communities everywhere, so one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. With a daily operating cost of $1.9 million, St. Jude depends mostly on public contributions.