Hu-Friedy employees hit the pavement to help beat breast cancer

March 23, 2007
Hu-Friedy formally announced its participation in the Y-ME Mother's Day Race to Empower 2007, pledging a goal to raise $10,000 in donations.

Hu-Friedy and the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization™ (Y-ME), a Chicago-based national nonprofit organization with the mission to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone, formed a special bond in the fall of 2006 when Hu-Friedy created a special periodontal promotion, "Inspired by You," focused directly towards dental professionals.

On Mother's Day morning in downtown Chicago's beautiful Grant Park, over 75 Hu-Friedy runners/walkers will be lacing up their shoes to participate in the race. Seven Hu-Friedy teams, each headed by a designated team captain, will represent the company on race day. The teams consist of Hu-Friedy employees, family members/friends, and industry colleagues.

A Web page for Hu-Friedy's team features a brief history of Hu-Friedy's involvement with the Y-ME organization and includes photos from Hu-Friedy's internal Valentine's Day race kickoff. Anyone who visits the page and wishes to sign up as a member of the Hu-Friedy race team is encouraged to do so. Hu-Friedy asks those individuals interested to register under the Hu-Friedy team "You & Hu," created specifically for industry colleagues.

The coming weeks at Hu-Friedy will be filled with spirited companywide events, including a special T-shirt design contest (the winning design will be worn on race day by the entire Hu-Friedy team), raffles, and bake sales. Hu-Friedy is proud to be participating in the Y-ME Race to Empower and is anxious to cross the finish line together in support of women affected by breast cancer everywhere.

For more information on the Y-Me organization and the Race to Empower visit: