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Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry celebrates 60th anniversary with charity race

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Lafarge North America’s Presque Isle Quarry is celebrating its 60th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the site hosted its first annual Stoneport 5 km Quarry Run/Walk on 28 August, with proceeds going to the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC). A cheque for US$35 000 was presented to the Cancer Center, which provides care to patients in Northeast Michigan in partnership with the University of Michigan. The money was raised by the 300 people who took part in the race, as well as through event sponsorship, donations and raffles.

The race was followed by an open house celebration for the local community. During this, state representatives Andrea LaFontaine and Peter Petallia presented the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry with a special tribute on behalf of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in recognition of the site’s contribution to the community over the last six decades.

“We are thankful to this generous community, as well as our many sponsors and volunteers, for making our event a huge success,” said Allan Idalski, Plant Manager at the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry. “The result surpassed our expectations in terms of runners participating, money raised and community members attending our post-race anniversary celebration. We couldn't be happier for the Cancer Center and more grateful to the community for supporting Lafarge and this quarry over the years and helping us contribute to building better cities and communities in Michigan.”

“Congratulations to Lafarge Presque Isle on their 60th anniversary. We are honoured that they chose the Alpena Cancer Center as a beneficiary of this event,” added Karmon Bjella, Chief Executive Officer, Alpena Regional Medical Center. “The Alpena Cancer Center is a valuable asset to the communities in northeast Michigan and this substantial contribution will assist in providing the best technology to continue our quality cancer care for the residents. We sincerely thank the entire team at Lafarge for their support.”

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