Chicago Chapter of American Cancer Society Sponsors Walk & Roll

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In September 2015, Tim Salvesen began working for GridLiance in Chicago, Illinois, where he serve as vice president and corporate controller. Prior to that, he spent over a decade working at KPMG as an audit senior manager. Motivated by his mother’s passing as a result of lung cancer in 2010, Tim Salvesen has previously led KPMG’s Chicago office in working with the nonprofit American Cancer Society (ACS).

Established more than 100 years ago, the ACS remains dedicated to eliminating cancer, saving lives, and limiting suffering caused by cancer. In order to best reach out to its millions of supporters, the ACS consists of chapters scattered across the globe, with several dozen found in the United States.

To help it raise money, the ACS hosts a variety of events throughout the country. The Chicago region hosted a Walk & Roll on April 23, 2016, at Soldier Field. This family-friendly fundraising event began in 1971 as a bike-a-thon, and later included a run, walk, or skate. Participants had the option of partaking in a 5K walk or run, 10K skate, or 15K bike ride. With more than 2,900 participants and 185 teams, the event raised over $504,000.

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