Fundraising event created by Vocus employee in remembrance of her mother and her dedication to the Armed Forces
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, today announced its sponsorship of the Miracle 4 Melanie, Inc. luncheon after the Second Annual Melanie D. Strudler Memorial Golf Tournament. Vocus Director of Business Development Erica Strudler founded the charity in memory of her mother s lifelong support of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Members of the Vocus community, including Vice President of Sales Matt Melnick, will participate in the tournament today at the Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, Maryland at 8 a.m. EST.
After my mother passed away from pancreatic cancer, I wanted to continue her legacy, said Strudler. Initially, I focused on pancreatic cancer research funding, but felt that was too focused on a small portion of her life and didn t represent who my mother was. Her two passions were family and the men and women serving in our military. I founded Miracle 4 Melanie, Inc. to pick up where my mom s work left off and to ensure her memory lived on.
Vocus sponsorship and participation in the Second Annual Melanie D. Strudler Memorial Golf Tournament shows how much the company values its team members, continued Strudler. The company s support of my charity and the work I m doing to honor my mother has meant a great deal to me.
All event proceeds will help fund The Family Warrior Weekend, a retreat for service members and their immediate families.
As a veteran, supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces is a cause near to my heart, said Vocus Chief Executive Rick Rudman. I m honored that Vocus can support Erica s event and this incredible cause.
Miracle 4 Melanie, Inc. s mission is to honor injured service men and women, by providing them with supplemental resources to aid in their day-to-day recovery and improve their daily morale. By encouraging community involvement from local residents, the foundation aims to bring awareness to the personal struggles of these heroes, as well as show respect and appreciation for their service.
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