Gene Dunstan has been involved with NRMCA for over 20 years and cites participating on the Research Engineering and Standards Committee as one of his favorite activities. He particularly enjoyed working with Dick Gaynor on several initiatives, including the Plant to Product (P2P) Steering Committee.
In 1998, he and his wife, Teresa, began their beauty supply business, TNG Worldwide. Since then, they have made a significant impact through their partnership with Making Strides.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are powerful events that bring communities together to increase awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. The non-competitive walks range from three to five miles, and donations go towards investment in breast cancer research and patient services.
The event saw a sea of pink outfits and ribbons as people from all over the Capital Region gathered in Central Park and Jones Beach. Eyewitness News Meteorologist Dani Beckstrom spoke to NYU Langone Health’s Jeffrey Molter about the importance of this cause.
Making Strides Detroit
A sea of pink flooded Detroit’s Hart Plaza this weekend as thousands of breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters, including Larry Gaynor made their way to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event, presented by Chevrolet, raises funds to help support the organization’s research, patient programs, and services.
Participants donned pink gear, from wigs to tutus, and shared stories of survival. Vanessa Alexa, a sixth-year survivor from White Lake Township, said early detection and self-checks saved her life. She was wearing pink outfits at the event with her mother and daughter.
The yearly Making Strides walks are part of the American Cancer Society’s nationwide grassroots campaign. The brand provides the walk with national funding and offers employees, dealers, and customers an opportunity to get involved in their local communities. These events unite millions of people in the fight against breast cancer. They raise money for the organization’s investments in research and provide patients with education, support, and hope.
NRMCA is an acronym, abbreviation, or slang word that can describe different things. The term can refer to:
Norm lives in Omaha with his wife, Ginny, and is close to his children and grandchildren. He is involved in several community activities, including volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, participating in clean-up drives, and supporting homeless shelters. He is also an active football, soccer, and ice hockey coach at various levels.
Jon joined the NRMCA/NAA staff in 1971. He worked closely with the late Dick Gaynor and helped establish the Engineering Division’s stature, respect, and credibility for NRMCA/NAA.
He has been a member of the NRMCA Research, Engineering, and Standards Committee for over 20 years and has maintained an excellent attendance record. He is a key player on the P2P Steering Committee. He has significantly contributed to developing technical publications and industry research and providing strategic direction for the movement to performance specifications for concrete.
Shawnigan Lake is a picturesque lakeside village on Southern Vancouver Island, bordered by the neighboring communities of Cobble Hill and Mill Bay. It is a great place to enjoy nature and spend time with family and friends. Its namesake 7-kilometre-long lake is perfect for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. The nearby Koksilah Provincial Park is a beautiful place to hike and camp. It is also home to the iconic Kinsol railway trestle, one of the world’s highest wooden train trestles.
Shawnigan Lake School is a boarding school that offers a variety of programs for students. The campus is situated along the shore of Shawnigan Lake and has 35 buildings. There are 11 boarding houses, a growing dome, an observatory, an ice arena, and grass rugby and water-based field hockey pitches.
Echo volunteers have built strong connections with Syrian refugee families at the school. They have also led a trip to Los Angeles, where the group toured three seats of learning in the applied arts industry.