C.H. Robinson employees Paul “MO” Moline and Jim Round have been named to Fortune magazine’s “Heroes of the 500” list, which identifies employees of Fortune 500 companies whose extraordinary acts of bravery, kindness and selflessness are changing people’s lives. The pair, who have each worked at C.H. Robinson for more than 20 years, were recognized for their long-term support of cancer research organizations.
Moline and Round, each with parents struggling with cancer at the time, created the MJ Event in 2001 as a way to raise funds for cancer research. What started as a small golf tournament in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has evolved into a weekend-long spectacle with a two-day golf tournament, Texas Hold ’em event, silent auction, concert and rides around the Texas Motor Speedway with professional NASCAR drivers. Over the past 15 years, the MJ Event has collected more than $5.5 million. For the past five years, the proceeds of the MJ Event have gone to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national nonprofit foundation.
“Our parents were our heroes, mentors and best friends. We really wanted to do something to give back, with a passion to cure cancer knowing what both of us had been going through,” said Round, regional director of global forwarding at C.H. Robinson. “Our goal is to make this a huge event that can draw in different parts of the community and make a large impact on people’s lives.”
Moline and Round were diagnosed with the disease in 2013, eight days apart from one another. Each has gone through treatment, and they continue to run the MJ Event.
“We have too much left to do, so we were fortunate to beat cancer and get to this point,” said Moline, GM of C.H. Robinson’s Fort Worth, Texas, office. “There are a lot of people who have helped us to get to this level, and we know we’re making a positive impact to a wide range of individuals who have been touched by cancer.”
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