Release date: June 12, 2019
BP employees came out in force once again to support The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) annual Walk & Roll Chicago fundraiser June 8. This is Illinois’ longest-running cancer fundraiser with a 47-year history. More than 150 employees with family and friends enjoyed the event held at Maggie Daley Park. Participants could walk, run, skate or bike and kids took part in a kid’s dash, face painting and more. Team BP raised more than $70,000 for ACS with donations and matching gifts still coming in.
“This is the first Walk & Roll my family has entered and it won’t be our last,” said Performance & Learning Superintendent at Whiting Refinery Lindsay Miller who walked with her daughter and husband, Carl Towner, also a BP employee. “We loved that it was such a family event. Thank you for such an enjoyable day out in the park making a difference.”
BP has partnered with the American Cancer Society for more than 20 years, raising more than $2.5 million for cancer research and has been a presenting sponsor for more than a decade. Team BP also raises funds for a grant in memory of BP employee Heidi Wolfe to support colorectal cancer research at the University of Chicago. This event is deeply personal to the BP family and exemplifies the value of One Team, as the company continues to rally around a cause to make a difference.
ACS introduced the Heidi Wolfe Service Recognition Award in 2018, which recognizes one outstanding Walk & Roll participant for significant fundraising and service, and for upholding the values and mission of the organization. Wolfe was and is BP’s inspiration for BP’s continued involvement as she personally raised more than $130,000 for ACS.