May 4, 2016 | Giving Back

"Compassion in Action": May 2016

Spectrum Youth Services Sleep Out | Burlington, VT | March 31 – Co-Founder and CEO Michael Casarico captained a team of Burlington Labs employees who rallied together just 2 weeks before this event. The group joined 110 Vermont businesspeople who slept outside overnight on the Church Street Marketplace to experience firsthand what it’s like to be homeless. The entire event raised more than $258,000 for services supporting homeless youth.

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Long Island Walk Like MADD | Wantagh, NY | May 14 – Local Representative Brian Isbitsky will participate in this 5K walk to raise money and awareness about drunk driving. At the time this newsletter was printed, Long Island teams had already raised more than $100,000 for the cause.

Firebird 5K Race Against Addiction | Greenfield, MA | June 4 – Local Representatives Matt Ryan and Mary Chiecko brought this event to our attention, and Burlington Labs has signed on as a Silver Sponsor.

Minnesota Twins Game Day at Target Stadium | Minneapolis, MN | June 7 – Local Representative Kristin Turner connected with the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, an organization that supports Minnesotans with chronic pain and addiction. Burlington Labs is a contributor to the sponsorship of the Twins-Marlins baseball game that day, which gives addiction and recovery organizations an opportunity to distribute information and gain visibility. For info: http://steverummlerhopefoundation.org/

Walk to Help ME Recover | Portland, ME | June 11 – Local Representative Nicole Hanbury and Community Relations Specialist Alison Johnson are working with a group of passionate volunteers to put on the first annual Walk to Help ME Recover, taking place on June 11 in Portland.The group’s founder, Laurie Batchelder, decided to organize a fundraiser after she happened to witness a man experiencing a drug overdose in a local park. She was one of the passersby who called 911 and got the man medical attention that saved his life. After that day, she felt called to help fund more treatment opportunities in her area. Funds raised will benefit the Portland Recovery Community Center. For info: http://www.firstgiving.com/HelpMERecover/walk-to-help-me-recover

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This article appeared in the May/June edition of our newsletter, TheBuzz.