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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pilot Chooses Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as National Philanthropy Partner

Pilot employees, vendors and partners wasted no time generously supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation when our company unveiled the new corporate charity at a recent national meeting. In just 36 hours, attendees pledged $50,000—more than six times the $8,000 goal that was set to fund one month of childhood cancer research. The enthusiasm continues across the Pilot network as local stations prepare for the upcoming Lemonade Days, the foundation’s nationwide event where supporters host a lemonade stand or an event. This year, Lemonade Days run from June 2-10, but in Pittsburgh, the team rallied early thanks to district manager, Joe Johnson, who made good on a promise to shave his head once his staff raised $500. “The way the Pilot team has responded to this cause is a great example of how our people commit to something with full excitement and drive,” says Amy DePaoli, director of marketing. Pilot carefully selected ALSF for several reasons, including its similarities to Pilot: it’s Philadelphia-based, has a nationwide presence and is staffed by passionate people. To date, ALSF has raised more than $150 million to fund more than 800 cutting-edge research projects at 135 institutions and develop programs to support families.