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GRAEBEL HONORED WITH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, COPS FIGHTING CANCER

 
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December 15, 2011

 (Aurora, COLO) -  This morning, Cops Fighting Cancer, a non-profit 501 C (3) organization, has honored the Graebel Companies with its 2011 Business of the Year award.  At a press conference in the Graebel World Headquarters auditorium and held prior to the ninth annual Long Blue Line motorcade to the Children’s Hospital,  Aurora Police Officer and the founder of Cops Fighting Cancer, James Seneca surprised the Company with the Business of the Year award.   

Seneca remarked, “This is the second year that Graebel has donated its flag-truck to our Long Blue Line motorcade to the Children’s Hospital.  When originally asked if Graebel could help transport toys to the Children’s Hospital, within minutes we were told, ‘Of Course!’  We had no idea what would come next!  The men and women at Graebel rallied and have donated hundreds of new toys for the children that are battling cancer in addition to raising nearly $4,000 through fund-raising efforts like penny war battles and raffles. The Graebel team has epitomized the spirit of this holiday season in their generosity of time and resources. We are proud to present Graebel with our Business of the Year award, because this is a remarkable organization that genuinely cares about helping others.”

Accepting the honor Bill Graebel, chief executive officer stated, “I am proud and humbled to accept this honor for our team.  Daily, our people work tirelessly to exceed our clients' expectations and they never hesitate to volunteer and help the organizations in their communities. We did not hesitate to help when the Cops Fighting Cancer team approached us. In the true spirit of our organization’s mantra that is embraced year-round and worldwide, the Graebel team in Denver responded quickly with ‘What do you need?  How can we help? ”

Cops Fighting Cancer provides year-round support to individuals that are battling cancer and their families across Colorado.  Law enforcement agencies, volunteers and the businesses statewide come together for a holiday toy-drive for the patients at the Children's Hospital located in Aurora. In a motorcade, the Long Blue Line to the hospital approximately 50 police cruisers, 30 police motorcycles, military vehicles and personnel escorted a Graebel Van Lines' 53-foot trailer that was filled with donated toys. 

Today, the Graebel Companies and its Denver moving and storage center also hosted over 400 people that included law enforcement officers from across the state of Colorado, and State and Federal law enforcement agencies for the ninth annual Cops Fighting Cancer Long Blue Line charity event. 

About Cops Fighting Cancer

Cops Fighting Cancer is a non-profit organization that exists to provide hope, support and compassion to cancer patients and their families in Colorado.  Aurora Police Officer James Seneca founded the organization in 2002 and has gathered law enforcement and civilian volunteers who have a genuine desire to help cancer patients and their families to win the fight against cancer. Cops Fighting Cancer provides financial, practical and emotional support to help these patients and families focus on defeating the illness. To learn more or to offer assistance visit: www.copsfightingcancer.org

About Graebel Companies, Inc.

Founded in 1950, Graebel provides worldwide relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international household goods moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. On-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries for the Fortune 500 and global 100.  The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and Graebel centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. The Graebel Companies, Inc, divisions include: Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Graebel Movers, Inc., Move Management, Inc. and Graebel Van Lines, Inc. The privately-held company boasts a strong balance sheet, an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce, and secure business intelligence reporting systems that include portals and apps. Graebel has been ranked the #1 Relocation Company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen in 2010 and 2011. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com.

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