Huntsville Employees race toward a cure for cancer

For the third year in a row, Chugach’s Huntsville Regional Office participated in the 2019 Liz Hurley Ribbon Run to raise funds for Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund. Chugach Government Solutions (CGS), LLC was a Patron Level Sponsor for the event, and CGS employees raised an additional $1,100 in donations.

This year’s race raised more than $325,000 toward the purchase of a 3D tomosynthesis mammography machine for the Madison Hospital Breast Center. Rachael Harvey, CGS employee and seven-year cancer survivor, served as Captain for Team Chugach. Twenty people made up Team Chugach with family members on hand to encourage and support the team.

Kathy Grimes and Angie Astle, Anchorage-based employees and runners, flew down to Alabama to join Team Chugach and take part in the race. “It was magical to meet our colleagues’ families after hearing about them for years,” said Kathy. “Liz Hurley stood at the finish line and greeted every runner. I run in the Alaska Run for Women which is exclusively women. I was impressed to see so many male participants, nearly 2,000 out of 6,500 runners total!”

This was the race’s 15th year and is the largest 5K in North Alabama. CGS is proud to sponsor an event that brings together community and that champions a cause close to our employees’ hearts. Team Captain Harvey had high praise for her team, “I greatly appreciate everyone in the Chugach Family for their support, donations and kind words. Thanks again.”