I’ve always known I work with incredible people. But yesterday, the overwhelming support from my colleagues in DC and across the country reaffirmed just how driven they are.
My Powell Tate coworkers really rocked out the Be The Match Registry Drive yesterday – more than 40 people got swabbed! In the land of fast-paced DC-ers who jump from conference call to conference call, that’s huge. Donations for Be The Match were collected and many who couldn’t make it committed to order home registration kits through the Be The Match website. Not only was it successful numbers-wise, but it was also pretty! Check out our primped office:
Pam Jenkins, president of Powell Tate, said it best in her PT Insights blog post: “sometimes it takes bad news to motivate us to make a difference.” But not everyone follows through with the enthusiasm my D.C. colleagues have. A huge thank you to the entire team who put in extra hours to plan the drive – from designing the flyers and website to collecting registrant names to volunteering at the drive. You guys are really making me miss you!
Finally, Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick, sent an office-wide email not only to the Weber Shandwick network, but also to the gamut of agencies that belong to our parent company IPG, encouraging everyone to consider joining the Be The Match Registry. You can bet that message was heard far and wide – not only because it reached so many, but because we’re all PR-ish people who can’t keep our mouths closed when it comes to this stuff. I’ve received heartfelt messages and commitments to join the registry from Minneapolis (where I interned in college), to Detroit, Austin to New York and Seattle. Harris definitely set the tone when he said that joining the registry is “an opportunity to help out a member of our family.” I certainly felt that way.
I’m so lucky to have an entire network of supporters behind me, willing to lend their voices (and bone marrow). Now I’ve just got to hurry up and get back to DC!
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