Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/24/2014 -- Cheryl participated in the Skyline Plunge in Chicago on September 7th, 2014 to benefit the Respiratory Health Association (RHA), whose mission is to promote healthy lungs and fight lung disease. Ms. Arts rappelled 278 feet (27 stories) down the side of the Wit hotel in downtown Chicago to raise money and awareness for RHA. Participants raised awareness and more than $70,000 for Respiratory Health Association's lung disease research and programs.
"It is very important to me and also to my company, The Power Company, to "give back" whenever possible. In this situation, however, there was a personal connection for me. I participated in this event in honor of my father, who died of emphysema 11 years ago., said Cheryl Arts. So if there is any way I can help to fight lung disease, I am all for it."
Earlier this year on March 2, 2014 Ms. Arts participated in the Polar Plunge and braved the frigid waters of Lake Michigan to raise money for the Special Olympics. On an extremely cold 10 degree day in Chicago, Cheryl jumped into Lake Michigan whose water temperature was only 32 degrees. Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel also participated in the event. So whether plunging into freezing cold water or plunging down the side of a high rise in Chicago, Ms. Arts is determined to make a difference to help others. The next event for Cheryl? Maybe sky-diving for charity?
About Cheryl Arts
Cheryl's mission as Managing Partner of The Power Company is to build a strong and compassionate corporate culture of giving back within The Power Company, and also to have a powerful impact on the charitable culture and philosophy of The Power Company's clients and Strategic Partners. Ms. Arts strongly encourages all of her team members to spend part of their time helping others and is excited to lead a philanthropic initiative within The Power Company. Cheryl's vision is to drive a substantial and lasting change within her organization and also the community.
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