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Park West Joins the Fight to Stand Up to Cancer

 In Art & Gallery News, Philanthropy
Stand Up 2 Cancer Park West Gallery

Park West employees dedicated their Stand Up 2 Cancer donations to friends and loved ones.

When it comes to battling cancer, Park West stands tall.

The Park West Foundation recently matched a donation provided by Park West Gallery staff members, providing a total of $3,120 to Stand Up 2 Cancer.

During the month of October, Park West staff made donations to Stand Up 2 Cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the gallery endeavored to support research of all forms of the disease. Stand Up 2 Cancer was a natural choice, as it raises funds to accelerate the pace of innovative research that provides new therapies to patients. Through this research, more victims can become long-term survivors.

“Park West staff members are always willing to step up and support great causes, so when they were asked to contribute to Stand Up 2 Cancer, the support was overwhelming,” says Park West Gallery Human Resources Director Nicky Yanke.

Park West staff received a Stand Up 2 Cancer signs, and wrote the names of people they wished to honor or remember with their donations. While some staff provided a little levity (one name was Wade Wilson, the identity of superhero Deadpool), the majority were family members and even their fellow Park West employees.

“The names written on our dedication signs included co-workers, friends and loved ones, some of whom sadly lost their battles with cancer,” Yanke says. “It illustrates the need to contribute to cancer research.”

This is yet another contribution Park West has made toward battling cancer. Other donations have included Relay For Life and the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute and Forbes Institute For Cancer Discovery’s “An Evening of Art + Science.”

The Park West Foundation supports a plethora of causes and organizations, from local campaigns that keep Michigan families warm in the winter to national and international causes like the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Best Buddies. The foundation formed in 2006 to provide resources to foster care youth, and has expanded its mission to promote arts education and environmental stewardship.

Click here to learn more about Stand Up 2 Cancer and to donate.

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