Long Fence is Diamond Sponsor of Komen Maryland Race for the Cure
Hunt Valley, MD – October 16, 2013 – Long® Fence, one of the largest residential and commercial fencing contractors on the East Coast, is a diamond level sponsor of the 22nd annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure® with their donation of temporary fencing to protect and separate pedestrian spectators and participants duringthe event on October 20, 2013 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. Over 23,000 runners and walkers participated and over $1.4 million was raised in 2012 for the fight against breast cancer. Long® Fence is proud to be a sponsor of Maryland’s largest foot race and non-profit fundraising event.
Temporary Barricade Fencing Provides 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 theLong® Fence office in Odenton, Maryland. “With a crowd of over 23,000 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 31 years.
This year, Komen Maryland awarded $865,000 to 10 grant programs across the state. An additional $600,000 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 installations, however, can be found in most of the United States. Serving both residential and commercial clients, Long® Fence installs all types of fencing and related products including controlled access and homeland security solutions, gates, decks, architectural pavers and irrigation systems. Recent pedestrian barricade jobsites include the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, the Baltimore Grand Prix and the 50th Anniversary March on Washington in Washington DC. For more information, call 888-220-5664 or visit Long® Fence.