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ARS Celebrates 16 Years Of Partnership With Susan G. Komen Maryland
Tuesday Jul 30, 2019

Baltimore, MD. (PRWEB) June, 18th, 2019.

Small gestures can have a big impact on the community, and Advance Relocation Systems is passionate about giving back in whatever way they can. Their partnership with various charitable organizations has been ongoing for many years and they look forward to continuing to support these organizations and their volunteers that put so much love into what they do. Advance Relocation Systems has had the honor of working with organizations like the Baltimore Animal Rescue And Care Shelter, Move for Hunger and they hold a long-standing relationship with the recently renamed ‘Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk’ organization.

Their partnership with the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk in Maryland started 16 years ago, in 2003. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while also providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and has provided almost $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment, and psychosocial support groups since its founding in 1982. In Maryland, there are four events throughout the year, the Baltimore Race, Ocean City Race, Washington DC Race, and the Promise Ride. These events give survivors, patients and loved ones a chance to run, walk and stand together in support and unity for those who are currently fighting breast cancer and in memory of those who are no longer with us.

In 2003, Komen Maryland reached out to Advance Relocation Systems with a need for warehousing and moving services, birthing what is now a 16-year long partnership. These services are needed to prepare for the race days, as well as for storage throughout the year. However, once Advance Relocation Systems started working with them and experienced first hand how passionate everyone at their organization is about what they do, it was really hard not to want to do more. What started out as just one race, quickly turned into four per year. Over the years, the work that Advance Relocation Systems does for the Komen Maryland More Than Pink Walk has been acknowledged and recognized at numerous events. One notable culmination of all this occurred in 2014 when Advance Relocation Systems CEO, Dalton Conklin, was awarded ‘The Promise of One Award’ which is given in recognition of an individual’s exceptional service to Susan G. Komen Maryland

“Advance Relocation has been a Race sponsor for more than a decade, providing all of our moving and storage needs. Dalton and his team cheerfully find solutions to our many logistical challenges. They provide delivery of supplies for events not only to the Races in Hunt Valley and Ocean City but for other events throughout the year: educational symposia, Pink Tie Guy fundraisers and even this Recognition event. Whether it’s moving a file cabinet in our office or 10 pallets of Race t-shirts, Dalton makes sure his team is on the job. The Advance Relocation Team has become an extension of our staff - an indispensable part of our team. Dalton thank you for your ongoing commitment to Komen Maryland!” - Komen Promise of One Awards Quote

In 2006, Advance Relocation Systems also received ‘The Pink Ribbon Award’ which honors corporate or community supporters of the affiliate who display an extraordinary commitment to the organization’s mission, either through significant contributions during the current year or consistent support for a number of years.

“Advance Relocation Systems is being recognized for their amazing support of our race throughout the year. ARS stores all shipments from Komen National, the National Race Series Sponsors as well as local sponsors. This takes a tremendous amount of warehouse space as well as the ability to move items around to provide access to our products and storage bins. ARS plays a vital role in race registration providing space to pack the shirts and other materials for our teams, making deliveries to the larger teams, appointing staff to support our volunteers, providing packing materials and creating a safe work area within the warehouse. ARS also delivers shirts to the mall registration sites, delivers the stored items to the race site on set-up day and packs the leftover materials at the end of the Race. If that’s not enough, ARS has promoted their relationship with us in trade journals and several of their trucks bear signs that read ‘Official Mover of the Race for the Cure’.” - Pink Ribbon Awards Quote

Advance Relocation Systems’ commitment to providing services to the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk events is not simply sharing a great relationship with the organization, but it's actually a very personal decision. Many of their team members have been impacted or had a loved one impacted by cancer. In fact, one of their team members in the office is a breast cancer survivor and it means a lot to everyone in the company that they are actively working with an organization that is dedicated to finding a cure. This means more to them than the opportunity to market themselves...actually that is not even a factor. In fact, they choose not to set up booths at the race village and instead prefer to spend the race days focused on helping the people and supporting the cause.

Advance Relocation Systems is the official mover for the “More Than Pink Walk” and they are certainly a leader in this right that always seeks to encourage other companies to find ways they can contribute to charities within their communities. Good causes depend on funding and support to do the phenomenal work that they do and Advance Relocation Systems’ involvement helps them to put more of their resources towards their cause. In this case, the Susan G. Komen Maryland organization never has to worry about paying a moving and storage company to do the work for them, and can instead put that money towards more cancer research efforts. After all, everyone benefits (as a society) from the efforts and contributions of firms like Advance Relocation Systems and charitable organizations like the Susan G. Komen Organization.