Treasure Chest Casino team members came together to support a cause close to their hearts by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held in New Orleans on late last year.
Nearly 50 team members representing 10 different departments participated in the annual race. Mike Garms, General Manager of Treasure Chest, commended his team members for supporting such an important cause.
“It is a privilege to be allowed to take part,” he said. “This organization helps perpetuate the attitude that this terrible disease can be beat. The participation from our team members shows their commitment to each other and our community, and we are proud of their participation and dedication to such a worthy cause.”
Team Member Relations Manager Rain Scott is new to Treasure Chest, but she’s made it a priority to participate in the annual Race for the Cure as often as she can. She brought the idea to Treasure Chest team members to see if they would like to participate, and the feedback she received was overwhelmingly positive.
“I talk to the team members on a daily basis, and I’ve learned that we have so many survivors,” Scott said. “We all share a connection with the cause and it was a no-brainer to participate in this event.”
Scott was encouraged by the willingness of Treasure Chest’s team members to make a difference within the community.
The event not only raises significant funds for cancer research, it helps celebrate cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their lives to the disease.
“To me, it says that they are invested in Treasure Chest and the communities they live in,” Scott said of her team members. “Every event we participate in comes from an idea provided by one of our team members. We try to bring those ideas to fruition and provide the opportunity for everyone to have a chance to improve our community.”
Staff Accountant Charlyn Powell participated in the race with a heavy heart. Having lost her mother to breast cancer in May, Powell took the opportunity to develop relationships with those who share the pain of having lost a loved one to cancer, as well as educating those who haven’t.
“I took this as the perfect opportunity to honor my mother, show support, and celebrate the bravery of each and every person battling this disease,” Powell said. “It was beautiful to see thousands of people show up in pink and have this platform for everyone to come together.”