Since 1980, Four Seasons has organized and participated in annual charity runs and other initiatives all over the world to raise funds toward advancing cancer research, a cause that has been supported by Four Season employees since Terry Fox’s historical Marathon of Hope across Canada 39 years ago. This year’s race, hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, was particularly meaningful as the race was held in honor of Julie Saunders, a Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, colleague, who lost her battle with cancer in December 2018. Her career as concierge at Four Seasons spanned 25 years and she was the first woman to ever hold the Chief Concierge position in the DC hotel’s 40-year history. This annual event, which will mark its 40th year next year, raises critical funding for cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute (WCI) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center; over $2.3M has been raised to date, with this year’s event successfully raising $450,000.
Cornellians running in the race were Blair Boyce ‘16, Katie Minnock ‘14, Kendall Brown ’16 and Meredith Carr ‘15