Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, recently helped generate $18,000 for fighting breast cancer.

TQL supports Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Courtesy TQL

Hanna VanKuiken, communications and events coordinator with Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Cincinnati, accepts an $8,083 check presented to the breast cancer fighting organization by Jeff Montelisciani, vice president of Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati.  Through its workers, customers and carriers, TQL contributed $18,000 to the cause.

The freight brokerage and logistics company became a $10,000 Silver Level sponsor of the Sept. 25 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k.

More than 30 TQL workers participated in the race and TQL also encouraged its customers and carriers to become involved by joining it in TQL’s “Loads for a Cure” campaign.

For every truckload shipment TQL scheduled the week of Sept. 13-19, TQL pledged to contribute an additional $1 to the local Susan G. Komen chapter.

That effort helped TQL contribute an $8,100 check to the cause.

“We are honored to be in a position to make such a generous financial contribution,” Jeff Montelisciani, TQL’s vice president of sales, said in a news release.

“After announcing our involvement with the 5K event, many of our employees, clients and carriers shared with us their personal stories and connections with this life threatening disease. It was touching to hear how much our donation meant to the members of our TQL family.”

TQL’s community service committee has also encouraged the company’s employees to volunteer more than 200 hours and financially contribute more than $18,000 to other Cincinnati area charities including the Ronald McDonald House, the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes.