Each month, Scorpion selects several Employees of the Month across its numerous teams, and one of those model employees is given the opportunity to choose a charity for a Scorpion donation. For the month of March, Regional Sales Director Amanda Riley from our Addison, Texas office was given the honor. She chose the American Cancer Society, and she had a friend in mind when she made the selection.
“I would like to dedicate this donation to my teammate, Jeff Rosado,” she said. “He keeps a great attitude and usually works harder than most people around him, no matter how bad he feels.”
Jeff’s Story: His Battle Against NF2
Jeff suffers from neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a genetic disease that causes the development of brain and spinal tumors, which can become cancerous or cause other life-threatening complications. He battles NF2 with 2 of his 4 children who also have this disease.
“I’ve been on chemo for a long time and have learned to be comfortable with this aspect of my life, which is known to my work family,” Jeff said. “It’s become a source of strength and personal motivation for me.”
Jeff makes it a point to support organizations that fight to cure NF2, brain tumors, and brain cancer. He has even founded his own foundation called the Brain Tumor Research Foundation.
Amanda said the mission to end cancer “hits close to home” for her family as well. When her husband was 12 years old, his father died of brain cancer, and then he found out a few months later that his mother had breast cancer. Fortunately, the doctors were able to catch her cancer early and she is now in remission.
“I choose the American Cancer Society because of the lives that cancer affects,” Amanda said.“Cancer takes a huge toll not only the patients, but the families that care for them both financially and mentally.”
The American Cancer Society Working to Save Lives
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based health organization that has invested billions of dollars in research in an effort to put an end to cancer. The organization also raises cancer awareness and provides support to cancer patients and their families.
Here’s a glimpse of what the American Cancer Society has achieved, by the numbers:
- $4.5 billion invested in cancer research since 1946
- 6.3 million free rides to treatment for cancer patients
- 2.1 million cancer deaths averted since 1991
- 781,000 screenings provided in underserved communities since 2011
If you would like to join the American Cancer Society in supporting cancer patients and their loved ones, you can donate here. You can also click on the Scorpion Cares tab below to read more about what we do through our charitable giving division.
About the Author
Kylie Patterson currently holds the role of Director of Public Relations at Scorpion, although she has previous experience working with many departments within the company. She spends her time finding new and exciting ways to connect Scorpion both with the local and global community. When she is not at the office, Kylie enjoys dancing, live music, sporting events, and spending time with her black Labradoodle, Royce. She is also a proud graduate, and diehard fan, of the University of California, Los Angeles.