This October and November, Citrix employees committed to taking care of ourselves and our community through a health awareness campaign called impact health, get involved, or, “I’m In” for short. October was Pinktober, with a focus on women’s cancers, followed by Movember in November supporting the men.
“I’m In” was about prioritizing health and encouraging everyone to get physically active, get checked, and make time for their well-being. We also care about our communities, and committed to raising funds for both women’s and men’s cancer research. COO & CFO, David Henshall, kicked off the campaign, which raised $72,000 over the two months to support 11 nonprofits that are researching cures and supporting people currently in treatment.
Offices in Raleigh, Santa Clara, and Fort Lauderdale participated in the Take Care Tuesday program, where 750 healthy lunch options were purchased to support the cause. Employees around the globe also sent 685 positive reminder postcards to their friends and family to take care of themselves and schedule their preventative screenings.
Dublin was our first office to embrace the fundraising spirit by hosting Portraits for a Purpose to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. Fort Lauderdale hosted their second annual Creative Showcase displaying artwork from employees and raised close to $2,000 in the process. From bake sales to lunches and packing cancer care kits, teams around the world embraced supporting their own health and women’s health organizations.
In November, the spotlight moved over to the men. Led by Corporate VP & GM, Cloud Services, Jesse Lipson, 14 teams around the world sprouted ‘staches and raised funds for the Movember Foundation. The battle for top team in the Citrix Network was fierce, with teams from Raleigh, NC and Parsippany, NJ leading the way and raising over $15,000 between them.
The “I’m In” campaign was a great way to take a minute for our own health and well-being and pay it forward by supporting organizations and people in our community that are currently struggling with these diseases. And having a little fun along the way made it all the better.