FAIRVIEW, N.J., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey alternative energy supplier Systrum Energy is sponsoring the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that will be held in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, on Sunday, October 21. Making Strides, organized nationally by the American Cancer Society, is held in cities around the country each October to raise awareness about breast cancer, raise money to benefit the American Cancer Society, and honor breast cancer survivors.
Aside from sponsoring the event, Systrum Energy is also participating in the walk and has raised close to $24,000 in donations to date. In addition to its participation in the event, the New Jersey company has agreed to make a $10 donation for each electric enrollment the company receives on the day of the event and the week following the walk.
"Because many of our loved ones have been affected by breast cancer, we decided to participate in walks, runs, and raise donations to find a cure for breast cancer," Denise Tussi, leader of the Systrum Energy Powering the Cure team, said. "Our boss Dominick Tullo was extremely supportive of the idea of forming a team and sponsoring the event. I'm very proud of all the support Systrum employees and family members have given. They have gone above and beyond their goals and as their team leader, I am very proud."
The Ridgefield Park Making Strides event will begin at 10 a.m. on October 21 with on-site registration starting at 9 a.m. Systrum Energy will also have a tent at the event for additional information and giveaways. For more information on Making Strides of Ridgefield, visit their website.
About Making Strides
Since 1993, more than 8 million people have participated in Making Strides events, raising more than $460 million to help the cause to fight breast cancer. In 2011, supporters raised more than $60 million nationwide to benefit the American Cancer Society.
About Systrum Energy
Systrum Energy is a family-owned and operated New Jersey energy supplier. Systrum Energy works with your local utility company to provide savings to those needing residential, commercial, or industrial energy in New Jersey. On average, our affordable energy services can save customers up to 20 percent on their energy costs.
SOURCE Systrum Energy