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Roth Staffing Companies’ Seventh Roth Hero Fundraises $170,000 through Inaugural Cancer Research Walkathon

Beverly Levy, a customer of the New Haven, Connecticut branch location of Ultimate Staffing Services (a specialized business line of Roth Staffing Companies), is Roth Staffing’s seventh Roth Hero of the Week.  Beverly organized a hugely successful walkathon geared toward raising awareness about ovarian cancer and fundraised approximately $170,000 for Discovery to Cure, an organization associated with the Yale School of Medicine that strives to improve the prospects for women with reproductive cancers and pioneer successful cancer treatments.

VIDEO: Beverly Levy organizes successful cancer walk from her hospital bed

Roth Staffing is proud to honor Beverly not only for her incredible contributions to cancer research and awareness, but also because she selflessly organized the entire Discovery to Cure Walkathon while receiving chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

She brought her phone and laptop into her hospital room and made calls, sent emails, accumulated sponsors, and amassed walkers—never letting the chemotherapy treatments or their harsh side effects deter her.  Beverly even removed her wig and went door-to-door collecting donations.

Beverly’s efforts fundraised nearly $200,000 and gathered approximately 1,000 walkers to support the cause.  The walkathon was such a success that several news channels swarmed on the event, further helping to spread awareness about ovarian cancer and the importance of preventative care.

Although Beverly recently lost her battle with cancer in April 2014, her legacy lives on—the Discovery to Cure “Beverly Levy Walk” is an annual event held at Yale every fall.  Roth Staffing Companies is humbled to present her daughter with Beverly’s Roth Hero award which will be used to support the next Beverly Levy Walk and honor the long-lasting impact she’s had within her community, throughout Connecticut, and nationwide.

To learn about previous Roth Heroes making a difference in their communities and to nominate a customer, coworker, or Ambassador of Roth Staffing Companies, please visit www.rothstaffing.com/hero.

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About Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.

Roth Staffing Companies is a staffing solution provider and workforce solutions organization operating from more than 100 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia via five specialized business lines: Ultimate Staffing Services, Ledgent Finance & Accounting, Adams & Martin Group, Ledgent Technology & Engineering, and About Talent.

Roth Companies is the only organization to receive all of the industry’s most prestigious honors in a single year and accomplished this unprecedented feat two consecutive years.  The Roth organization is recognized in the business community as a leader in culture and coworker engagement and was recognized as one of Achiever’s “50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States” in addition to receiving the “Best in Biz Award” for Best Company to Work For. Roth remains the only firm in the industry ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

Visit www.rothstaffing.com for more information or call (714) 939-8600.