It took the strength of 10 Colonial Life employees to pull a fire truck in honor of a child fighting cancer.
And pull they did – during the 5th annual Pull for Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull. The local event, organized by Gamecocks Battle Kids Cancer and held at the Columbia Fire Department, benefitted the $1.2 million endowment at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. This year’s event brought in more than $47,000.
“Pulling a 35,000-pound fire truck 50 feet with nine of your favorite co-workers is no easy task, but you get a wave of enthusiasm when you see the children – and their families – battling this terrible disease,” said Matt Covington, sales compensation design consultant at Colonial Life. “This is such a great event, and I hope to participate for years to come.”