Since 2013, we have raised over $160,000 for breast cancer programs in Georgia through our sponsorship of It's The Journey, producers of the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. If you would like to learn more about where your donation dollars are awarded, we have included a comprehensive list of this year's grantees, most of whom we had the pleasure of meeting at the Awards Gala on March 5, 2018.
We continuously and proudly announce our support for the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer each year with a generous corporate sponsorship and a Pantone® pink 40-ton Terex crane. One of our NCCCO and MSHA certified crane operators, Jessica Ives, has operated the pink crane since its maiden voyage just after Mother’s Day on May 14, 2012 and will gladly continue to do so. “Phoenix Crane has every intention to keep the crane in operation for the lifetime of the equipment” says Karen Barton, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President.
This has been a one-of-a-kind effort within the crane industry and our community, and a fun and exciting journey for all of us to take part in. Since 2012, Phoenix Crane has donated a portion of the revenues generated by the pink crane to It's the Journey, who produce the annual 2-Day Walk, and whose mission is “to strengthen Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for local organizations throughout the state that focus on breast cancer education, screening, early detection, supportive services, and continuing care.” For the past two years, the pink crane has been a feature presentation at the walk's opening ceremonies on Peachtree Street, for thousands of Georgia residents to interact and become familiar with.
In sponsoring the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, and with a shiny new coat of pink paint courtesy of Terex Cranes, the pink crane seen around town contributes substantially to free mammograms for women in need, promotes early breast cancer detection and provides educational programs that offer answers and advice to anyone whose life is touched by breast disease.
“Over the years, we have contributed regularly to different charities, but have not gotten involved with any particular cause with passion until now” says Mike Phillips, President of Phoenix Crane. “We knew we had the resources to contribute and the willingness to become involved, we just needed the right fit. Looking at the Georgia 2-Day, which is also a local organization,we feel we have found our partner. Every dollar we contribute yields a far greater personal and organizational return than anything else we could have gotten involved in.”