The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM is proud to recognize Karen Cassella for her completion of the Susan G. Komen (SGK) 3-Day, a 60-mile walk throughout the course of three days, in the effort to fight against breast cancer.
The walk was held in San Diego, CA, November 15-17, with walkers supporting the continued theme, “We Will Never Give Up.”
Karen celebrates her 3-year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor, and completed the 60-mile walk for the third time with her husband, Nick Cassella. With the help of friends and family, Karen surpassed her goal of raising $5,000. Half of her donations came from her CBIZ friends/colleagues through our local 'Think Pink' week as well as online donations. Together, Karen and Nick were able to raise $9,000 in combined donations for her team.
Karen's first 3-Day walk took place in July 2011, just six months after she completed her chemo treatments, at the Boston 3-Day. As a result, Karen started a Bucket List and added ‘Participate in the SGK 60-mile walk every year’ as its first item. Her time spent at the 3-Day walk was an amazing experience. Karen hopes to remind others that every 74 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. The San Diego 3-Day Walk net proceeds are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.