Livonia, Mich. – May 27, 2010 Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender, and its family of companies received the Detroit Tigers Wives “Rookie of the Year” Award at the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 22. The award is presented annually to the largest team participating in the Race for the first time.
More than 100 team members from Quicken Loans and its family of companies braved the rainy weather with 30,000 other participants to support breast cancer awareness at Comerica Park. The Quicken Loans team decorated pink ribbons, donned Quicken Loans tattoos, and used their Facebook pages to remind women of the importance of mammograms in the fight against cancer.
Quicken Loans team members were able to collaborate with their new neighbors from Compuware, as the company is relocating to the Compuware building in August. During the pre-race warm up, Quicken Loans team member Stephanie Stevenson gave a speech about Race for the Cure and why it holds personal importance to her.
“The energy of this movement touches me,” Stevenson said. “My mother is a 25-year survivor of breast cancer and events like this help women, men and families beat the odds every day.”
Quicken Loans sponsored the water station where people walking and running in the race could hydrate, and the Survivor Cafe, where participants could grab breakfast and connect with fellow survivors. Fathead, a partner of Quicken Loans and the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products, sponsored the VIP parking.
To learn more about how Quicken Loans is making a difference in its community, please visit the Community DIFF blog at http://www.quickenloans-difference.com.
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Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and the fourth largest retail mortgage lender in the United States, closing more than $25 billion across all 50 states in retail home loan volume in 2009. The company, with 3,000-plus team members, closes loans from five Web Centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona, and from its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. The QuickenLoans.com Web site has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazine. Quicken Loans has been named to Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the past seven years, ranking as high as No. 2. The company also has been named one of Computerworld Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in Technology” for the past five years, ranking No. 1 in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2009, team members volunteered more than 1,500 hours with local charities and non-profit organizations.
For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit www.quickenloans.com.