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OCT 2014

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ROCK products • OCTOBER 2014 9 Lafarge North America's Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk on Aug., 28, 2014, to ben‐ efit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center (ARMC). After the event, Lafarge held a post‐race open house celebration for the community at the Lafarge site. Lafarge representatives proudly presented a check for the $35,000 raised through the participation of close to 300 racers as well as additional event sponsorships, donations and raffles to the Cancer Center, which provides compre‐ hensive cancer care to the residents of Northeast Michi‐ gan in partnership with the University of Michigan. "We are thankful to this generous community, as well as our many sponsors and volunteers, for making our event a huge success," said Allan Idalski, plant manager at the Lafarge Presque Isle quarry. "The result surpassed our ex‐ pectations in terms of runners participating, money raised and community members attending our post‐race an‐ niversary celebration," Idalski added. "We couldn't be hap‐ pier for the Cancer Center and more grateful to the community for supporting Lafarge and this quarry over the years and helping us contribute to building better cities and communities in Michigan." "Congratulations to Lafarge Presque Isle on their 60th an‐ niversary. We are honored that they chose the Alpena Can‐ cer Center as a beneficiary of this event," said Karmon Bjella, chief executive officer, Alpena Regional Medical Center. "The Alpena Cancer Center is a valuable asset to the communities in northeast Michigan and this substan‐ tial contribution will assist in providing the best technol‐ ogy to continue our quality cancer care for the residents. We sincerely thank the entire team at Lafarge for their support." State Representatives Andrea LaFontaine and Peter Petal‐ lia, joined the more than 1,000 participants who attended the open house following the race, and presented the La‐ farge Presque Isle Quarry with a special tribute on behalf of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in recognition of the quarry's 60 years of contributions to the community. Presque Isle Quarry Raises $35,000 for Charity FAST FACT Quarry hosts first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center.

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