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summer2009issue211

A Sweet Way to Give to Charity

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A donation to charity was the icing on the cake on June 18 at Transocean’s Aberdeen office, when co-worker Kathleen Reid held a bake sale to raise funds for her participation in a “Walk the Walk” event, a breast cancer charity. Co-workers, many who donated the tasty treats at the event, helped Kathleen raise £288 (almost $500 USD) … and devour more than a few calories!

“Thank you so much for this wonderful donation to Walk the Walk,” said Kathleen prior to her walk. “I will float around that 26.2 miles knowing that I have such a great team of people supporting me all the way!”

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Kathleen (left) participated in this year’s Walk the Walk “Moonwalk” event in Edinburgh, Scotland, an event held at night with participants often wearing their bras to the race to raise awareness for this breast cancer charity.

Kathleen reports that the money will be used to support hospices around Scotland and help buy scalp coolers for cancer victims.

Even sweeter? Transocean’s team in Aberdeen pledged an additional £1,000 (more than $1,500) to the “Walk the Walk” organization from money raised in raffles at the region’s annual golf and fishing outing (each year, the team picks a variety of good causes that benefit from the raffle earnings).

To learn more about Walk the Walk, visit www.walkthewalk.org.

 

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