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This year, CMB had the privilege of participating in Marketing Research Education Foundation’s (MREF) second annual Race Around the World. Throughout the month of May, professionals across the market research industry banded (biked, ran, walked) together to raise funds and support relief efforts in Ukraine. Through the MREF’s partnership with Baal Dan Charities, the right partners on the ground were identified to address the complex issues facing Ukrainian refugee children, especially those displaced from orphanages and children with special needs.
Giving back to the CMB community is integral to our culture, and this year’s Race Around the World was extra-special to CMB since one of our colleagues is Ukrainian. Our newly appointed Health & Wellness Committee felt compelled to pick up the pace and encouraged our community to sign up, log their miles daily, and donate. To bolster fundraising efforts, CMB hosted a variety of events:
Never underestimate the power of community! Together, we can make an impact. Through this year’s Race Around the World fundraising efforts, we engaged with each other and our community to support relief efforts in the Ukraine. I am proud to announce that we raised a total of $6,746 ($3,373 by CMBers’ and $3,373 from our Foundation for Charitable Giving) and ended in 7th place with a total of 4,977.68 miles! AND our teammate Remy Morrison landed in 6th overall, of 1,324 participants, with a total of 1,009.158 miles. Go Remy!
Other members who contributed to this year’s success included: Heather Magaw, Michelle Reape, Jessica McClelland Chavez, Blair Bailey, and Colleen Ryan.
*CMB’s Welcome Back Week was a week-long event in late May to mark the reopening of our Boston office, review vital company updates to its employee owners, and engage with our remote, new, and tenured employees. This week was just a part of CMB’s Future of Work initiative to adapt to the evolving needs of next-gen workplace standards, including offering a safe environment to our employees and greater flexibility than ever before.