October 12, 2018 News

AFP Global Logistics Partners with The Amystrong Foundation to Help Those Afflicted by Breast Cancer

Amystrong Foundation

Amystrong Foundation staff (from left): Holly Jones, Amy Feranec (founder), Stephanie Thornton, Meghan McNichol (scholarship is named after her mother that lost her battle with breast cancer), Angela Forte.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international campaign aimed at raising money for charities to help victims and their families, as well as necessary funds for organizations to continue their research into finding a cure. Particularly because of our role as a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we here at AFP Global Logistics want to be a leader in our area at raising awareness of the toll breast cancer and other forms of cancer can take on victims, which is why we have partnered closely with the Amystrong Foundation to help them in their mission to spread awareness. We sponsor and provide volunteers for the various events that the Amystrong Foundation puts together to raise money for their “boxes of sunshine” campaign.

Amy’s Story

The Amystrong Foundation was created by Amy, a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 30s. As a wife and mother of 3, Amy had a tough road to recovery ahead of her after her diagnosis, but she continues her personal fight as well as the fight of others in the Baltimore area with the work she does in her foundation. Chiefly inspired by the love and support she has received on her journey so far, the Amystrong Foundation provides support, friendship, and awareness to all survivors and their friends and loved ones.

Marni McNichol Scholarship Fund

Amystrong Foundation

Amystrong Foundation staff pictured with two winners of the Marni McNichol Scholarship.

As part of its work in providing breast cancer survivors and their families with support, the Amystrong Foundation offers the Marni McNichol Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is granted to a high school senior in Maryland attending college in the fall who has had a parent affected by breast cancer in some way. Knowing just how serious of a toll cancer can take on a family’s financial and emotional situations, this scholarship, named after a particularly inspiring figure in Amy’s road to recovery, aims to relieve some of the financial burden that going to college can bring. Contributions to this scholarship fund are raised through an annual Bull & Oyster Roast held every fall and a golf tournament held in the spring. Both of these events are sponsored by AFP Global Logistics and we also contribute our time through volunteering as well.

AFP Global Logistics

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