CalExotics Raises $36K for 'Walk for Hope'

LOS ANGELES — California Exotic Novelties announced that it has raised $36,300 in the fight against women’s cancers in the "2013 Walk for Hope."

Team Club CalExotics, the top fundraising team, consisted of company employees and family members who joined 7,000 walkers on Nov. 3 at City of Hope in Duarte, California, for the annual event.

Walk for Hope Los Angeles, presented by Staples, is a 5K and 2K walk that benefits the women's cancer research, treatment and educational programs at City of Hope. City of Hope is a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

The CalExotics' team was was supported by a number of companies and people who helped make it the first-place fundraising team as of Nov. 5. A team from Honey’s Place also participated in the event.

CalExotics' team captain, Vice President Jackie White, spearheaded the initiative. “I can’t believe the enthusiasm from everybody involved and the incredible amount of money we raised for City of Hope. My expectations were far exceeded, great job team and a big thank you to everyone who supported us,” White said.

Many cancer survivors, family members, members of the media, and community activists, attended the annual event.

“This is our second year of involvement with the Walk for Hope Los Angeles and I am so very proud of our team. City of Hope is a center for cancer research, clinical investigations, and home to compassionate care for those battling cancer. The money we raised will support more research, treatments and education that will help people with cancer everywhere live longer, more fulfilling lives,” CalExotics President and CEO Susan Colvin, said.

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