Random Acts of Light
We support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their encouragement of us all to shine light to those around us
Every year on this day the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society holds Light the Night walks in cities across the country. These walks are part of the organization’s Random Acts of Light campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness of blood cancer and raising funds for blood cancer treatment research.
The organization has designated June 13 as National Random Acts of Light Day. People battling cancer and other serious illnesses often struggle with feelings of darkness and despair. On National Random Acts of Light Day, we are all encouraged to spread kindness through acts and words. Often, the simplest gesture or compliment makes a world of difference for an individual.
In celebration National Random Acts of Light Day – and year-round, in the spirit of the Random Acts of Light campaign -- we support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their encouragement of us all to shine light to those around us. Why not take a friend fishing or out to lunch or surprise them with Starbucks or a bouquet of flowers? An unexpected visit, phone call, invitation, etc. can transform a person’s mood!
At RTG, we’re proud to be a small part of helping organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma spread light by decorating gear for their initiatives and giving back via fundraising. Did you know that RTG can set up an online shop where you can sell custom apparel, and we can build a fundraising give-back into the price? We make it easy for you to share your light by raising funds for your favorite charity. Contact us for details!
We Took Ourselves Out to The Ballgame!
Team RTG Celebrates Veterans at Celebrity Co-ed Softball Game Benefiting Carry the Load
What better way to spend Memorial Day weekend than to honor and pay it forward to our U.S. veterans, military families, first responders, and active-duty military personnel? RTG proudly decorated and donated the players’ Under Armour jerseys and gear, and several of us attended the game to support the cause as well.
With players including Dallas Cowboys player Michael Irvin, Hollywood actor Jacob Schick, Vietnam war hero Shilo Harris, and many more at the diamond at Airhogs Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, there was plenty of action and good-natured swagger. The red team ultimately earned bragging rights. However, the real winner of the day was
local non-profit Carry the Load, the beneficiary of proceeds from ticket and gear sales, donations, silent auction, and raffle.
This was the first of what promises to be an annual Memorial Day tradition to benefit an organization and its work on behalf of our veterans. Carry the Load was founded in 2011 by two veteran Navy Seals as a 20-hour, 11-minute Memorial March in Dallas. The goal was to remind the public about the meaning of Memorial Day. In 2012, it expanded to include an East Coast relay; participants walked from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas. In 2016, a West Coast Relay from Seattle to Dallas was added to the mix. By 2017, Carry the Load was sponsoring Memorial Day rallies in 50 U.S. cities. The same year, Carry The Load launched Carry The Flag -- an educational program to inspire patriotism within K-12 students. The Memorial Day Awareness campaign has raised more than $17M to support Carry The Load’s Continuum of Care program.
Required Team Gear is proud to support nonprofits, local fundraisers, and worthwhile charities of all sizes. Next up – Team RTG will head to the U.S. Department of Defense Warrior Games. We proudly decorated the gear wounded warriors will wear as they compete for a championship title, and we will be on-site to support our heroes in person. Stop by and join us in cheering on warriors from around the globe the week of June 24 in Tampa Bay!
Photography by RTG Marketing & Andrew Pearle