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In a continuing effort to raise funds for childhood cancer research and awareness, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Advisor, Michelle Grippi Baker of Northwestern Mutual’s Jacksonville office, will participate in the New York City Marathon Sunday, November 3. As such, Grippi Baker has committed to raising a minimum of $3,500 for childhood cancer which will fund critical research through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Grippi Baker registered as part of ALSF’s charity racing team, Team Lemon, which encourages participants to complete their athletic goals with a personal fundraising coach and race training coach. Grippi Baker, who specializes in working with small businesses, enjoys running for fun and for charity. “If we keep doing this we will get to the point where we have to fundraise for something else,” said Grippi Baker. “Let’s do it!” This will be Grippi Baker’s first attempt at running the NYC Marathon.
Northwestern Mutual has been a partner of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for seven years. Launched in 2012, Northwestern Mutual’s Childhood Cancer Program is committed to finding cures, providing family and patient support and aiding those who struggle with the long-term effects of treatment. Northwestern Mutual financial advisors and employees nationwide are hosting their own Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation fundraisers in their communities across the country to raise funds and spread awareness.
About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $175 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
About Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given more than $353 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, personalized planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial advisors with a digital experience to help its clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $272.2 billion in assets, $28.5 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.5 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages $128 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 111 on the 2019 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2019.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; the Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) long-term care insurance.