Roche is committed to making a positive difference in the areas that we live and work. It is engrained in our company culture. Everyday we are reminded of it when we read the Promises that are part of our Vision and Mission statement:
Promise No. 3: Commit to the well-being and growth of our community. Respect and be respected
by dealing honestly and fairly with clients, employees, and citizens.
Essentially, we are dedicated to supporting our communities.
Our employees participate in numerous volunteer opportunities each year. One of staple activities is participation in and sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure. We have been sponsoring the event in Las Vegas since 2002, and we sponsored the event in Northern Colorado from 2004 to 2008, at which point the event left the area.
Other events and organizations that we regularly support include some of the following:
Roche employees also donate blood three or
fours times a year through Banner Health.
Roche was the title sponsor for the Roche Constructors Wapiyapi Classic in Aspen, Colorado, on September 26, 2010.
The scenic 25- and 50-mile bike ride benefited Wapiyapi, a nonprofit organization that provides camps, retreats, and support to families affected by childhood cancer. The event, which was led by Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, had 300 riders and raised about $200,000.
Wapiyapi has had over 1,000 children participate in its camps since it was established in 1998. To learn more about the organization and help support its cause, please visit www.wapiyapi.org.
Roche volunteered time and service on a library remodel for Park Lane Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado. Park Lane Elementary was one of 32 schools in the country selected by Target and the Heart of America Foundation to have its library remodeled. The $200,000 remodel was made possible through the School Library Makeover Program.
This project was a collaboration between the Heart of America Foundation, Target, and the Aurora School District. Roche coordinated the necessary work, and Malm Electrical Contractors, Walters Mechanical, and Wintergreen Construction Services assisted Roche with the remodel. The remodel included minor repairs and demolition, new carpet and furniture, light installation, interior paint, and a new layout.
United Way of Weld County, 2011-12 Silver Award: Corporate Per Capita & Employee per Capita: Presented for outstanding service to the people of the community and the United Way.
United Way of Weld County, 2009-10 Silver Award: Corporate Per Capita: Presented for outstanding service to the people of the community and the United Way.
Not only do we provide support and monetary donations to various organizations and events, we also ask our employees to get involved in their communities. This includes participating with local boards including town/city boards, school boards, community outreach programs, etc. It is our motto that to be a GOOD citizen, it is necessary to be an ACTIVE citizen.
Eddie Castaneda, Project Estimator and member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, crossing the finish line for the Boulder Sunrise Triathlon in 2010.