San Francisco and Brussels pound the pavement to support Red Tab

May 20, 2016

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Who runs the world? Red Tab Foundation supporters, of course! This year, employees, retirees, friends, and family of LS&Co. will raise money for the Red Tab Foundation at Run for Red Tab races across five global locations.

San Francisco started the relay on April 17th at the Levi’s Presidio 10, logging 1,270 miles – the equivalent of walking to Levi’s Plaza from Embarcadero BART at the beginning and end of each day for more than two years!   These participants raised almost $14,000 in the lead up to the race, with the Northern California Retail team raising the top amount at $2,370. Team Captain and NorCal District Manager Marcos Lopez said:

“Embracing the Red Tab Foundation with my team has helped improve engagement and rallying my team to support has really brought us closer together.”

Alongside these all-star fundraisers were countless other LS&Co. employees worth cheering for, including the E-Commerce Marketing Coordinator who won the 10 Mile race, Herald Alvarez. He said of the experience,

As a new employee, I wanted to participate in Run for Red Tab to meet new teammates and get a first impression of how Levi’s shows up in our San Francisco Community. It wasn’t until that Friday before the race that I learned more of Red Tab Foundation and its objective in helping current & former LS&Co. employees with unexpected situations. I’m so proud to be an employee of a company truly embracing its employees in ALL avenues. 

Winning the race was surreal! Honestly though, [it] was only fun because I got to meet tons of teammates after and feel part of the LS&Co. Family!”

Also in attendance were descendants of RTF’s founder, Jerry O’Shea, and former Red Tab grant recipient and Plaza employee, Susan Jayubo, who finished the 5K without her cane for the first time since having an aneurism in 2012. Susan is truly an inspiration and one of RTF’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders. Check out more photos of Run for Red Tab San Francisco on the Red Tab Foundation’s Facebook page.

Up next is Run for Red Tab Brussels, where 23 colleagues from the Netherlands, UK, and France will take a 20-kilometer tour through the city, followed by races in New York, Singapore, and South Africa later this year. Sponsor a Brussels runner by May 29th to become part of Red Tab’s global community of supporters, or let us know if you’d like to host a race in your city.

The funds raised during Run for Red Tab races help RTF provide critical services for employees and retirees, such as car repair for a retail employee following a flood, scholarships for children of our factory workers in South Africa, and hearing aids for a retired sewing machine operator so she can hear her great-grandchildren play. Participants and donors to these global races truly give new meaning to the term “high-impact exercise”. Thank you for supporting the Red Tab Foundation – this is how we help each other.

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