FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Fundraiser brings in $10,775 for The Code Green Campaign.
Spokane, Washington – April 7, 2015 – Through the combined efforts of the EMS Roaddocs of Texas and the Curvaceous Chivers $10,775 will be donated to The Code Green Campaign. The Roaddocs and Chivers spent hundreds of volunteer hours putting together an event involving t-shirt sales, a raffle, a silent auction, and an escorted motorcycle ride in the Austin, TX area on March 28th. The event also featured the debut of Code Green’s mascot, Annie the goat.
When asked how the EMS Roaddocs got involved Guy Minshall, president of the local chapter of the Roaddocs, stated “…I knew as chapter President that my guys realized we needed to make this big. Bring awareness and help these few individuals that have taken on an impossible task. On the day of the event that number was now 1 suicide every 2.5 days. The EMS Roaddocs were honored and humbled to work with Code Green and to help with resources and funds to put more people in their corner and to try and help their cause.”
The EMS Roaddocs were also responsible for recruiting the Curvaceous Chivers, who were able to involve a total of nine Chive Nation groups from around the area. “Curvaceous Chivers is proud to have been part of these events…So many of our members are first responders, this initiative was simply a matter of caring for our fellow brothers and sisters.” said Gem Hurlman, founder of the Curvaceous Chivers.
This is The Code Green Campaigns first big fundraising event, and after its rousing success additional chapters of the Roaddocs are already taking steps to hold fundraisers in their areas. The Code Green campaign expects to use the money to pay for operating expenses, education development, and providing mental health resource information and literature to agencies nationwide.
The EMS Roaddocs are a motorcycle club made up of first responders and other healthcare providers. You can learn more about the EMS Roaddocs at www.emsroaddocs.com. The Curvaceous Chivers are a Chive Nation group focused on making the world 10% better through charity, volunteerism, and body positivity. You can learn more about theChive at www.thechive.com.
Code Green Public Information Officer
Kyle Norris, EMT-P, FP-C