TROY, Mich., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dressed in pink Meritor shirts and exercising to high-energy, upbeat music, more than 350 employees of Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) created the company's first-ever exercise flash mob event. Overall, the company and its employees contributed approximately $15,000 for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®.
Led by five professional fitness instructors, employees participated in 30 minutes of low-impact, warm-up calisthenics outside the company's Troy headquarters. The action-packed exercise event reinforced an ongoing commitment by Meritor and its employees to do their part and make a difference for the greater good – while having fun.
"Many organizations across Southeast Michigan from health and human services to educational and cultural programs have benefitted from our employees' generosity – and we really do have a good time planning and organizing activities that help others," said Krista Sohm, vice president, Marketing & Communications.
Troy-based employees regularly work together on grassroots funding events and volunteer for a variety of organizations. Every Friday, for example, employees raise thousands of dollars for charities by donating $5 to wear jeans to work. In this way, employees have raised more than $82,000 year-to-date in fiscal year 2016, which includes a 50 percent match from the Meritor Trust Fund, for 19 charities. In fiscal year 2015, employees and the Meritor Trust Fund contributed almost $144,000 to more than 30 charities.
Sponsors of Meritor's exercise flash mob event, including Chamberlain Marketing, Kona Ice, Creative Solutions Group, Meijer, Bluewater, Z Spot Fitness, A. Key Productions and EEI Global, donated branded merchandise, staging, banners, signage, food and beverages, photography and audio.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. Since 1992, Detroit's race has raised more than $28 million in the fight against breast cancer. Register here for the 2016 race.
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Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
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