Long Fence Sponsors Komen Maryland Race for the Cure
Hunt Valley, MD – October 16, 2012 – Long® Fence, one of the largest residential and commercial fencing contractors on the East Coast, is a diamond level sponsor of the 20th annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure® with their donation of temporary fencing to protect and separate pedestrian spectators and participants during the event on October 21, 2012 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Long® Fence barricades will be used to guide race participants to registration booths, close off streets, safely control crowds and define areas of special interest. A record-breaking 33,000 runners and walkers participated and over $3 million was raised in 2011 for the fight against breast cancer. Long® Fence is proud to be a sponsor of Maryland’s largest foot race and largest non-profit fundraising event.
Temporary Fencing Barricades Provide Pedestrian Safety
Long® Fence barricades can be used for public events, grand openings, festivals, concerts, parades, organized demonstrations or any other type of outdoor assembly where a controlled environment is paramount for pedestrian safety. Long® Fence rental service includes delivery, set-up and removal of these freestanding, galvanized steel panels.
“We’re glad we can provide pedestrian barricades for the Komen Race.” said Mike Ritter, Jr., vice president and manager of the Long® Fence office in Odenton, Maryland. “With a crowd of over 30,000 participants and spectators, pedestrian safety and control is paramount and we are proud we can contribute to this worthy cause.”
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, nationally, is the largest source of nonprofit funds in the world dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. The organization has played a critical role in every major advance against breast cancer in the last 26 years.
This past April, Komen Maryland awarded $2.2 million to 26 grant programs across the state and in priority areas including Baltimore City, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. An additional $800,000 went to national research through Komen headquarters. The majority of revenue comes from the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure®. The proceeds fund collaborative and innovative breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support projects for women and their families.
About Long® Fence
Long® Fence, a family owned business in operation since 1945, primarily serves the mid-Atlantic region from Pennsylvania to Georgia. Large-scale government and commercial fencing and other installations, however, can be found in most of the United States. Long® Fence installs all types of fencing including controlled access and homeland security solutions, gates, decks, architectural pavers and irrigation systems. Notable projects include Gallaudet University in Washington DC, Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Rockville Town Square.
For more information call 888-220-5664 or visit Long Fence.