And the LLS Blood Drop Award goes to…

Kforce employees received the LLS Blood Drop Award for raising $104,567 through Team In Training.

Mary Jo Ferris and Kforce’s San Francisco office!

The Kforce corporate team started out in 2011 with 30 employees participating in Team In Training (TNT) across the nation, raising nearly $80,000. With just two additional employee participants in 2012, they surpassed the $100,000 mark and became our chapter’s very first corporate team to be honored with the LLS Blood Drop award!

Mary Jo Ferris, the VP of Strategic Accounts at the San Francisco Kforce office, has been involved with TNT since 2002 as a participant, volunteer and coach. In 2011, she decided to get her company involved through their Stewardship & Community program. Kforce employees from across the country were able to train in their local region, thanks to the support of the local TNT chapters.

The 2012 Kforce employee participants took part in 5 different endurance events, but the majority ran or walked the Dodge Rock N Roll Marathon or Half Marathon in San Diego, in June 2012. Most were first time athletes at the start of training. Many left the events with a greater sense of comradeship with their fellow employees and satisfaction in what they had accomplished.  

Through the collaboration of these individuals, Kforce as a company will now be linked to specific cutting-edge, LLS-funded research conducted by local Stanford University researcher, Dr. Beverly Mitchell.  Her findings will be presented to Kforce in an annual progress report.

Congratulations to Mary Jo and Kforce! We couldn’t be prouder!


About Megan Kilkenny

LLS Sr. Director, Marketing Communication Team In Training Alum Three-time Nike Women's Half Marathon finisher
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