Friday Jul 22 2011
Partners Mortgage reaches fundraising goal
By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
Employees of Partners Mortgage in Roseville raised more than $100,000 to aid in cancer research. Dan Trinidad, president and CEO of Partners Mortgage, and several of his employees took part in either a 100-mile bicycle ride around Lake Tahoe or a half-marathon in San Diego to raise the funds. Both events took place in early June. Trinidad’s wife, Mindy, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia just days after winning the largest women’s poker tournament in the world a little more than two years ago. A few weeks later, she was gone. The money was donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Tuesday and will be used for a research grant in Mindy’s name. “We could not have accomplished this without the generosity, love and support of our local communities, businesses, clients, friends and family members,” Trinidad said, in a statement. “I am grateful for the overwhelming support and I want to give a heartfelt thanks to everyone that participated to help us reach our goal.” Trinidad created an initiative within his company called “Partners for a Cure” and joined up with Team in Training to raise the funds. According to Jodi Haas, Team in Training director for the Greater Sacramento Area Chapter, the money will go directly to Dr. Maria Figueroa to support her research specifically in AML. “It was the biggest check that this chapter has ever received,” Haas said. “For them to set this goal and reach it in their very first year is unheard of. It makes us very proud as a chapter.” Haas said Partners Mortgage became the sixth-largest corporate team in the nation to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “It’s a pretty significant accomplishment for a little 66-person company based in Northern California,” said Scott Stewart, vice president of marketing for Partners Mortgage. Stewart said the company plans on holding the fundraiser every year. Toby Lewis can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.