Charlotte NC.—Team A M King put heart, soul and sweat into the 24 Foundation’s 18th Annual 24 HOB charity cycling event to benefit cancer survivorship and patient programs. The company doubled the number of employees, relatives, friends and clients on the team, broke fundraising records and, for the first time, rode and walked for the entire 24 hours.
This year’s goal was to boost participation and really give the team the full 24-treatment that included camaraderie, stories and hope. A M King Lead Designer Matt Jones explains that this was accomplished by engaging with 1,130 members of 127 teams from 27 states on the 3-mile Booty Loop through Myers Park, camping out in famed Bootyville and watching the sun rise.
“It also helped to notice the folks and their families who were there to support the cause,” explains Jones. “To see Jon Miller, our Business Development Director, out there with his three kids, ages 6, 9 and 13—was so inspiring and encouraging and sends a great message to the next generation of philanthropists.”
The 24 story is about celebrating life, in whatever form or fashion and many of the riders, including A M King July Blog Author, Assistant Project Manager and endurance athlete Joe Day, also took time to slow down and meet people on the loop. Making connections and pushing through are not mutually exclusive endeavors, however, and Team A M King is proud of its record breakers who collectively rode nearly 700 miles: John Koury, Joe Day, Matt Jones, Jamie Lamb and John Boydston.
“This past month has been incredible for our community,” says 24 Foundation Regional Director Lisa Dale. “We are grateful for A M King and the support you all bring to 24 HOB and our cancer community.”
This worthy event raised more than $1.4 million that will aid cancer survivors, patients and their families. Beneficiaries include Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, and the Livestrong Foundation.