Giving Back: US LED Employees Run to Fight Breast Cancer

One of US LED's employees was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was what first inspired other employees to join in this annual fundraiser.

Employees at Houston-based US LED turned out at Sam Houston Park in their hometown last weekend to participate in the “Race for the Cure,” as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Race for the Cure is an annual fun run/walk event held in communities all over the country to benefit the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation.

This is the third year that US LED employees have participated in the race, according to marketing manager Norman Kirby. He says the tradition began when one of the company’s employees was diagnosed with breast cancer and ultimately beat it.

There are about 20 employees who participated in Saturday’s run, he says. The company employs just over 50.

The company prides itself on helping its community whenever it can, Kirby says.

“US LED strives to build a culture of giving back to the community that’s made us successful,” he says. “Our collaborative environment promotes activities and philanthropic efforts that engage employees with community members. It offers us opportunities to bond, share personal values, and act toward common goals that drive change.”

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