“SHOOT FOR A CURE” TEAM HONORED

“SHOOT FOR A CURE” TEAM HONORED
On February 18, 2017, the Instituto Laboral de la Raza presented the National Community Services Award to the “SHOOT FOR A CURE” Team at the annual 2017 National Labor-Community Awards in San Francisco, California. National Event Chair, Mark Gagliardi and Tim Hamann, Chair Emeritus, accepted the award on behalf of the team. Gagliardi is a long time OPEIU 277 member and the Western US Chief Steward for Local 277. On introducing Gagliardi at the awards dinner honoring him and the SFAC team, Local 277 President Becky Turner commented that no one deserves the honor more that Gagliardi as he has dedicated the last 14 years raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the shoot while working as a Public Relations Representative for American Income Life Insurance Company. The SFAC team has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid in the research for a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and MS among other related diseases . Through patron sponsors (OPEIU and Local 277 are two such sponsors), the SFAC team conducts clays shoot sporting events across the United States to raise money. One hundred percent of the money raised through these events goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for research. President Turner and member Larry Lozano attended the dinner honoring Gagliardi and the SFAC team on behalf of Local 277.
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