Bergelectric is in the business of energizing large commer cial building projects — and it’s also dedicated to energizing childhood cancer research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Recently, the electrical contracting firm presented the cancer center with a $31,000 check to empower pediatric cancer research, specifically blood cancers such as child hood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The money was raised during Bergelectric’s annual fall cornhole tournament at Mather Sports Complex. Cornhole is similar to the game of horseshoes except bags of corn or beanbags are thrown into wooden platforms with holes. Nearly 150 Bergelectric employees and others in the community participated in the fundraiser.
“We have so much fun at our annual cornhole tournament, and every year we look for a way to use the money raised at the event to give back locally to the community,” Bergelectric project coordinator Grizelda Romo Paz said. This year, employees decided on the cancer center.
Paz said she encourages others to consider donating to the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders General Support Fund because cancer is still the number one cause of death by disease in children.
In addition to the financial donation, Bergelectric also donated 366 toys to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital annual holiday toy drive.