Plexus Worldwide challenges community to ‘Step Up’ for children

Plexus Worldwide is taking its annual walk to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital to the next level.

The Scottsdale business is challenging the community to join the Step Up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to raise funds and awareness for the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Plexus organizers estimate 500 walkers, including people from neighboring businesses and the local community, have registered for the Nov. 9 event.

The 1.2-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. and will circle the Pima Center Business Park, located along the Loop 101 Freeway at Via de Ventura on the Salt River Pima Indian Community.

“Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a beacon of hope for so many families experiencing a traumatic life event, we wanted to show our support by raising awareness and donations,” Tarl Robinson, founder and CEO of Plexus, said in a release. “Plexus is an on-going partner with PCH and we will continue to support this important community staple through fundraising, volunteering and awareness campaigns.”

Plexus, a direct-selling health and wellness company focused on health and happiness, will provide water, energy bars and T-shirts for walkers who register in advance. PCH will bring the Crews’n Health Mobile onsite, a 35-foot mobile medical unit that provides free, comprehensive medical care to homeless youth and the at-risk community. The Salt River Police Department, Fire Department and EMT units will also be on hand to ensure the safety of all walkers.

Kick-off announcements begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. from Plexus Worldwide Headquarters, 9145 E.  Pima Center Parkway. Registration fees are $25 a person and teams of 10 or more are $20 a person, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Participating companies include Firetrace International, Ross Brown Partners and Import Genius.

For more information about Phoenix Children’s Hospital, go to phoenixchildrens.org.

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