Rack Electric Believes We All Have the Power to Save Someone’s Life
Rack Electric is a proud supporter of the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The charity recently held its Steps For Life 5K Run & Walk — South Florida fundraising event at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The grateful and supportive team at Rack Electric took part in the race, which raised over &120K for the fight to find a cure for blood cancers.
At Rack Electric we strongly believe that we all have the power to save someone’s life! It’s natural to lend help to our Boca Raton neighbors at the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.
The Steps For Life — South Florida event is unique in that it featured the first time meeting of a recipient and their life-saving donor.
For two families who gave all they had to save a child, it was a monumental and emotional day. Five-year-old leukemia survivor Grant Medeiros met the donor who gave him a critical supply of life-saving bone marrow.
“It’s one of those things that a total stranger saved my son’s life. It just shows you that there are so many great people out there,” said Philip Medeiros, Grant’s father.
Grant’s bone marrow donor echoed a similar opinion. “Having at the time an eight-month-old son, there was no question that I wanted to be able to do this and would hope that if someone else was in this position, they would happily do it for our family,” donor Graeme Ossey explained.
In addition to the five-kilometer run and walk and connecting recipients with their donors, a Superhero Sprint was held for children under six years of age, as well as a certified, chip-timed run for both walkers and runners.
As long-time residents of Boca Raton, the team at Rack Electric is always honored to provide our products such as generators to life-changing events around South Florida! All proceeds will support the Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s mission to cure leukemia and other blood diseases through bone marrow and stem cell transplants. The Rack Electric team is excited to have the opportunity to help save more people in need!
Over 600 runners and walkers preregistered before the event date the day of, the total number of participants exceeds 750 people! The final count doesn’t include supporters like friends, family, and walk-ups who attended the event.
With a charity fundraiser as large as the Steps For Life 5K Run & Walk, behind the scenes support plays an essential role in making sure the experience functions flawlessly.
Along with taking part on the track and being an official sponsor of Steps For Life — South Florida, the team of state-certified and licensed electricians at Rack Electric stepped in by providing high-capacity, high-quality Generac® generators. Powered by the Generac standby generators from Rack Electric, the organization had the energy needed to stage a successful event!
The spirit of philanthropy and community service is one of the core tenets of Rack Electric since 1994, when owner John Rack, a former New York City firefighter, founded the hard-working, family-oriented company. Rack Electric believes in developing a relationship with every customer. We also believe in delivering the best service possible, whether it’s our electrical contracting service or home generator installation and maintenance. Delivering reliable, professional, expert service, and knowing our neighbors helps us all because it gives us the opportunity to change lives for the better!
For more than 25 hurricane seasons, Rack Electric has been serving Boca Raton and the South Florida area. We are a family-owned and operated electrical contracting company staffed by state-certified, licensed electricians. Rack Electric specializes in the sale, installation, and maintenance of home generators, as well as commercial and residential electrical services.Back