By Alisha Brendis, Team Captain
Dedola Global Logistics began working with Ron and Agi Hirshberg 20 years ago when they owned and operated their company, Agron. We continued our relationship with the Hirshbergs when Agi and Ron’s son Jon started their next venture, JR286, and currently provide logistics and compliance services to ENIJR286. As such, we have been involved with The Hirshberg Foundation and their commitment to pancreatic cancer research from the beginning.
Although we’ve supported the L.A. Cancer Challenge in one way or another for many years, we’ve decided to step up our efforts this time around. We promoted the event not only with our staff, but with our friends, partners and vendors. Our enthusiasm caught fire and at 13 strong we’ve fielded our biggest team to date and merrily dubbed them “The Dedolians”. The team has even engaged in a friendly fundraising competition which has helped to drive our contribution numbers higher. Go team!
This year has definitely been a family affair for us. Our team consisted of customers, vendors and several family members. Our youngest teammate, Annemarie, was just 18 months old. One member of our team, Lisa, has been touched personally, having lost her father to pancreatic cancer a few years ago. Lisa also joined us for the inaugural Tour de Pier event last May. We are proud to have her as one of our Dedolians and look forward to supporting the Hirshberg Foundation in the future.