Choate Selected as Recipient of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Community Spirit Award
March 11, 2015
Choate Construction Company’s Atlanta and Savannah offices have been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Community Spirit Award by the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The award will be presented at the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in Atlanta on Thursday, April 2nd, where individuals and organizations will be honored for their commitment and contribution to the Foundation.
“We are honored to present the CF Foundation’s – Georgia Chapter Community Spirit Award to Choate Construction for outstanding leadership and support in raising funds for our mission and to increase awareness in the community about cystic fibrosis (CF),” said Scot Rittenbaum, Executive Director. “Through their unwavering support and dedication to ultimately curing cystic fibrosis, Choate is a valued leader in the Foundation’s mission and is most deserving of this recognition and distinction”.
During the past year alone Choate Construction, in conjunction with its employees and business partners, hosted the “Clays for a Cause” clay shoot in Savannah, “Cars & Q for the Cause” car show in Atlanta, and supported Great Strides walks in Savannah, Atlanta and throughout Georgia. In addition, Choate Construction sponsored ShamRockin’ for a Cure, CF Cycle for Life and The Peachtree Society Finest Program.
Celebrating 25 years in business, Choate Construction continues its commitment to community philanthropy and takes great pride in its 25th year of partnering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In similar fashion, since opening its doors 15 years ago, Choate’s Savannah office has shared this passion to unite with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Georgia in creating more tomorrows.
Now over two decades later, Choate Construction has raised close to $2 million for the Foundation and while their efforts have secured their spot as one of the nation’s top fundraising teams, they see tangible results in the recent progress of the Foundation’s tremendous strides in research and drug discovery. “It’s just incredible to be in the here and now,” said Emily Bridges, Marketing Director for Choate Construction. “CF was once a childhood disease and now 50 percent of those with CF are over 18 and planning out their lives. But a lifespan into your 40’s still isn’t good enough. That’s why we’re insistent on finding a cure.”