Brian Andrews, Senior Vice President at Aon Risk Solutions in Pittsburgh, shares why he and his team choose to play in the Chubb Charity Challenge each year:
“We are very close with the Chubb office here in Pittsburgh, so of course we want to be involved in the Chubb Charity Challenge. We chose to represent a small charity called Kelsey’s CHRISTmas, which is very near and dear to our entire office, but especially to me.
My 18 year old daughter, Kristin, passed away from leukemia 10 years ago. That was a very hard time for my family. Her younger sister, Kelsey, created something meaningful out of this tragedy by starting Kelsey’s CHRISTmas. After seeing her sister’s journey, Kelsey made it her mission to start collecting small items to donate to the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh — anything from toys to PJs to gift cards. She simply wanted to put a smile on their faces.
Over the years, the charity has expanded, and we now raise about $20,000 in donations annually for not only the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, but also Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia (where Kelsey is now a third year medical student), as well as Medical University of South Carolina Hospital (MUSC) l in Charleston, South Carolina. The most popular items are the tied fleece blankets which area students, volunteers and Aon colleagues make! It’s a great way for us to come together for our community, showing the kids and their families that someone is thinking about them. Kelsey’s CHRISTmas is growing every year and we are thrilled at the opportunity the Chubb Charity Challenge provides to help us continue to expand the program.
We really appreciate that Chubb is making an effort to give back to the local community in a sincere way. The charity gives smaller, but important, causes like Kelsey’s CHRISTmas an opportunity to help local residents in their community. You don’t have to be a huge, national organization to make a difference! There are always people in your local community who need help, and seeing the impact we can have on the local kids through Chubb Charity Challenge donations is nothing short of amazing. With the donation from the tournament, we’ve been able to provide more costly items to the hospitals, such as TVs and gaming systems, which the kids absolutely love. Our goal is to be able to expand into other communities and continue to improve the lives of more and more children, and the Chubb Charity Challenge is helping us do just that."
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