PCV Murcor, through its nonprofit PCV|VRM Seeds of Hope, was proud to sponsor The Let It Be Foundation’s Walk-On 2020. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, the walk was done virtually this year, spanning over two weeks starting on April 26, 2020, and ending on May 9, 2020.
The 14-day virtual event saw over 1,800 people participate, including more than 800 households, some of which were PCV Murcor employees and their families. The Walk-On raised over $16,000 that will serve to support Let It Be’s Family Care Program. Their mission is to provide ongoing support and services to families of children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses throughout the sick child’s treatment, with a focus on the entire family.
PCV employees and their families participated in the Walk-On virtually from their neighborhoods by walking, jogging, and even spinning. Let It Be challenged families to keep track of their daily distances and even shared a scavenger hunt to encourage some exploration while walking.
“Our company (PCV) has sponsored this event for many years now, but due to schedule conflicts I have not been able to participate until this year,” said Stephanie Klein, PCV Murcor’s Corporate Office Manager. “Due to our current environment, they adapted and gave all participants a two-week window to complete the walk. This not only made it possible for me to participate, but it gave me the motivation to keep moving. I am glad I was able to support such a great cause in a new way and I look forward to doing it again.”
“With stay-at-home orders still in effect, it was great to have a daily distance goal that we could do as a family in our own way,” said Charles Beatley, Director of Marketing at PCV. “It is heart-warming to see that so many families came together to show their support for the Let It Be Foundation!”
All together the Klein family completed 20 miles throughout the event, while the Beatley family reached nearly 25 miles.
While this year’s event has ended, you can still show your support for the families and children that The Let It Be Foundation serves by donating at www.theletitbefoundation.org/donate.
The Let It Be Foundation was inspired by Karla Asch-Rosen, who at the age of 15 was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Karla was a beautiful teen who had been involved in dance, soccer and was a normal teenager. Her heartfelt desire was to “just be normal” and share her faith with others.