Albany, NY – Employees at Amica Insurance’s Albany Regional Office participated in the Komen Albany Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 7. The office was also a major sponsor of the event.
Sharon Raffan, an Amica employee and breast cancer survivor, gathered an Amica team to participate in the walk. Pictured here are the Amica employees who participated, wearing special T-shirts that Sharon creatively envisioned and Amica artist Ted Hail helped design. The T-shirts won the prize for the best design.
The shirts were designed with the breast cancer pink ribbon and feet on the bottom noting the names of three Amica employees who have survived the disease, Sharon Raffan (Duanesburg, NY); Ann Horton (Queensbury, NY); and Gail Smith (Voorheesville, NY). Under the names it read, “Follow in Our Footsteps – Be a Survivor!”
Amica’s employees donated more than $2,300 in pledges. The walk itself raised over $200,000 for breast cancer research. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages 40 to 59. It’s estimated that this year 217,440 new invasive breast cancer cases will be diagnosed and 40,480 women and men will die.
In addition, Amica employees participated in Lee National Denim Day on Friday, October 6, making it two days of support for the fight against breast cancer.
Amica Insurance, founded in 1907, is the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles. The company is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine, and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,000 people in 40 countrywide offices.