WP Engine is Sponsoring the 14th Once-a-year Dam That Most cancers Fundraiser

WP Motor staff have a way to conquer the Texas heat and shift the needle on psychological health and fitness care at the very same time: participating in the 14th annual Dam That Most cancers paddleboarding celebration. 

The leading fundraising function for the Flatwater Foundation, Dam That Most cancers is presented by TYLER’S and aims to present cash for an often ignored component of cancer care: the mental stress that can befall patients and their family members in the course of and right after analysis. 

Flatwater Basis connects individuals with therapists who can enable them discover the energy and psychological fortitude essential to get on a cancer analysis, and the business has furnished a lot more than 60,000 hours of remedy to folks in want since its inception in 2010.

Just about every 12 months, groups get their gear and paddle for up to 10 hrs across 21 miles of lovely Lake Austin to receive donations and reach their ambitions. On September 11, 2023, extra than 200 paddlers will consider on the challenge, hoping to force past previous year’s file-setting complete of more than $1.2M in donations!

After the paddlers have taken on the waves, all of Austin is invited to the Dam That Most cancers put up-paddle party at the LCRA Redbud Heart from 6–8 p.m., positioned inside walking length of the complete line.

Help us Blow Our Intention Out of the Water

WP Motor employees have participated in Dam That Most cancers every single year given that we 1st joined the lead to in 2017. 

This 12 months, we are official sponsors of the function and have 3 workers in attendance as effectively as several more participating as donors. Alongside one another, they’re hoping to raise $9,000, but we’re only about a 3rd of the way to our objective.

Although the time to sign up and paddle for by yourself has closed, you can however participate by helping teams like ours achieve their donation objectives!

If you’re ready to donate, you can find the WP Engine staff web page here to support provide care to cancer patients and their people who are wanting for aid for the duration of what will very likely be one particular of the most hard times in their lives.

“21 miles looks prolonged, but it is nothing compared to the months or even several years-extensive struggle that follows a cancer analysis,” claimed WP Engine Onboarding Manager Michael Clayton, a participant in this year’s fundraiser. 

“I’m so very pleased to acquire element in this year’s event because I know that our contributions are going to relieve at the very least some of the psychological load for individuals and their families as they begin that fight.”

We have nevertheless acquired a way to go ahead of we’ll achieve our aim, and any donation you can make will help Flatwater Basis provide essential psychological healthcare products and services to most cancers clients and their assistance networks.

ERGs Main the Cost for Staff WP Motor

Staff Resource Teams (ERGs) are voluntary, staff-led groups that goal to foster inclusivity in the place of work. WP Motor is household to nine exceptional ERGs, and Flourish is having the reins—or fairly, the oars—to facilitate WP Engine’s involvement in this year’s function.

Flourish is a team that aims to destigmatize and provide consciousness to neurodiversity and mental overall health in the office, making them the ideal driving drive to assist the aims of Dam That Cancer and the Flatwater Foundation.

A large thank you goes out to anyone who is generating this occasion probable, like the event organizers at Flatwater Foundation, the paddlers, and each individual one contributor. Each individual dollar counts, and we hope you will contemplate supporting the WP Motor workforce this 12 months. 

If you’re in the Austin space, you can attend the article-paddle celebration at the LCRA Redbud Center as well—we’ll see you at the end line!