1.2 million people are living with or are in remission from a blood cancer. It’s a disease that has touched many people’s lives, including some of our own at SailPoint. Last year, our VP of Engineering David Crow brought the Light the Night fundraiser to SailPoint after his son was diagnosed with ALL, which he recently talked about on KVUE.
2016 was our inaugural year supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, during which the SailPoint Crew raised more than $12,000 in just a few short weeks.
One year and more than $50,000 later, our 2017 Light the Night fundraiser exceeded all expectations. Though we set out to raise $25,000, our big-hearted (and competitive) team met that goal by double. The giving spirit of our crew is truly inspiring and exemplifies the core values we live and breathe every day.
These are just a few of the reasons our crew is passionate about Lighting the Night for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I was inspired to work on the Light the Night fundraiser initially by Jenny Crow’s speech at the opening lunch. As I worked with Monique and found out more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, it became apparent they do so much, such as researching cures, providing scholarships for college students with leukemia and lymphoma, and offering financial support for families. New cures for blood cancers often can be applied to other types of cancers. The more I found out, the more I wanted to raise money and help out LLS. I am grateful for all the SailPoint employees who fundraised and who walked. I am also grateful for Mark McClain’s support of this very worthwhile charity. – Meg Walsh, Sr. Contracts Manager
I was so inspired to see my fellow SailPoint colleagues devote their time and resources to this very important cause. My family has been personally impacted by this horrible disease (Leukemia) and I am so grateful for the commitment our company has shown to Light the Night and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Attending the Light the Night event was a moving and inspirational experience for my family and we look forward to participating again next year. – Mike Siegel, VP, Business Development
Unfortunately, cancer has become all too common. It is rare if you do not personally know someone directly affected by this terrible disease. I remember when David and Matt shared their personal stories with me, the momma bear in me wanted to help. 2017 was my second year to be involved with the SailPoint Light the Night team, and I honestly can’t say enough about this organization. SailPoint has always impressed me with their philanthropic partnerships and the desire to allow their team members to give back to the personal causes that touch their hearts. – Becky Harmonson, Field Marketing Specialist
We look forward to continuing to Light the Night each year in support of our SailPoint families and the Austin community facing this disease.