TROY, Mich. (May 15, 2017) - More than 120 employees at Meritor, Inc.’s (NYSE: MTOR) Troy, Michigan headquarters exercised to high-energy, upbeat music during the company’s second-annual exercise flash mob fundraiser, raising $16,560 for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure.®
Dressed in pink Meritor T-shirts, the employees participated in 20 minutes of low-impact exercise led by Orangetheory Fitness. The action-packed event reinforced an ongoing commitment by Meritor and its employees to do their part for breast cancer research and treatment.
“Our goal is to demonstrate that Meritor and its employees are committed to making a difference in meaningful ways,” said Krista Sohm, vice president, Marketing & Communications for Meritor. “Thanks to the Susan G. Komen organization, progress is being made to save lives.”
Meritor flash mobs and other events in 2016 and 2017 have raised more than $34,500 for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure. Since 2015, the Meritor Trust Fund and employee contributions have raised more than $2 million for over 200 charities.
Sponsors of Meritor’s exercise flash mob included Orangetheory, Chamberlain Marketing, Creative Solutions Group, A. Key Productions, Mercury Sound & Lighting, MCCI, LK Photographics, Bluewater and Strategic Communications Group.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. Since 1992, Detroit’s race has raised more than $29 million in the fight against breast cancer.
“Meritor’s investment in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure will help fund national research and local programs that provide screening, education, treatment and tangible needs to underserved women and men,” said Katrina Studvent, chair, Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure. “We express our extreme gratitude for the social impact you will make because of your involvement with our race event.”
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.