Ramsey, NJ, (August 16, 2022) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ happening Sunday, August 28, which raises funds for the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. The charity bike ride allows participants to ride anywhere, any distance, indoor or outdoor with no registration fees and no minimum fundraising requirement.
With an overall goal of $100,000 that goes 100 percent to research to find a cure, Konica Minolta has been engaging its employees and dealers to raise awareness and funds. The company matched the first $15,000 in employee donations and at the time of publishing has already raised more than half of its goal through eleven nationwide teams, putting it at the top of the leaderboard.
Laura Blackmer, President Dealer Sales, is the event’s top fundraiser. Her “Full Throttle” team – as well as Konica Minolta overall – are ahead by a wide margin. Two Konica Minolta dealers, Blue Technologies and Edwards & Virginia Business Solutions, have formed their own teams, with other dealers such as DEX Imaging, Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office and more making sizable donations.
“When I was approached by a colleague to get involved, I could not pass on the opportunity to bring my network together and raise money for this amazing cause,” said Blackmer. “Thank you to everyone who has donated; we have eclipsed all of my expectations.”
Blackmer shared her own story in a video, where she also stated, “Hearing the stories people are sharing reinforces the huge impact of this disease. There is not a person out there who hasn’t been touched by Alzheimer’s.”
By participating in the Ride to End ALZ, Konica Minolta and its dealer partners are fueling support services and cutting-edge research to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease. Each dollar raised helps advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s and provide help for those facing dementia today.
Konica Minolta thanks everyone who has contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ. Learn more about the event here, including how to donate, join a team to or start your own.
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve true connectivity through the Intelligent Connected Workplace. The company guides and supports its clients’ digital transformation through its expansive office technology portfolio, including IT Services (All Covered), intelligent information management, managed print services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been included on CRN’s MSP 500 list nine times and The World Technology Awards named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for fifteen consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2021 America’s Best-in-State employers list. The company received Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year Award and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award for its bizhub i-Series. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years and has spent four years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. Konica Minolta partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and works to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit us online and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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