For staff at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, the last Sunday in the month of September marks a very important event. Every year on this particular day, Four Seasons employees – alongside thousands of Philadelphians – dust off their running shoes for the annual Parkway Run/Family Fun Walk. The Hotel has partnered with The Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to host the fundraiser for the past 15 years.
The Run/Walk takes place along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and has become a popular family affair. In fact, in 2010, it drew a record of 7,500-plus participants. Runners and walkers are treated to a buffet breakfast afterwards, prepared and served by Hotel staff.
To date, the event has raised more than $3.5 million USD for The Cancer Center, a leading pediatric cancer treatment center in America. These funds have been used to support research for cures as well as to help establish programmes that create a better life for the increasing number of survivors.