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K2 Logistics & Strategic Warehousing Join The Parkinson Association of Minnesota (PAM) Team!
Date:4/23/2008

New Business Alliance will help to raise funds and awareness

EAGAN, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Logistics, an industry leader focused on single-source supply chain management, knows the significance of teamwork. In that spirit, K2 Logistics, headquartered in Eagan, announced today its K2 Cares program has joined the Parkinson Association of Minnesota (PAM) Team. Also joining in the fight against this debilitating disease is Strategic Warehousing, an Eagan based inventory management and warehouse solutions provider.

"We are very enthusiastic about the potential our K2 Cares program may have to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease, which currently affects at least one million Americans," said Tom Lehmann, chief strategy officer for K2 Logistics. "We are delighted to join this team by pledging to support this charitable cause any way we can through our nationwide network of K2 employees, volunteers and valuable business partners like Strategic Warehousing."

K2 Cares and Strategic Warehousing will provide support in this market by sponsoring the Twin Cities Walk for Parkinson's disease, scheduled for Saturday, May 3. Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Bert Blyeven and his wife Gayle will serve as the honorary co-chairs for this annual walkathon at Wolfe Park in St. Louis Park. Bert's father, Joe, had Parkinson's disease, and the Blylevens are committed to raising funds to support finding a cure. Last spring's walk raised more than 50 thousand dollars.

"Our chapter's ability to raise funds in the fight against this debilitating disease just got stronger," stated Jackie Christensen, President of Parkinson Association of Minnesota. "Community partners like K2 Logistics and Strategic Warehousing are solid citizens. We thank them for joining our team!"

About K2 Cares

A program designed for charitable purposes, K2 Cares was established in 2007 to ensure the continuity of K2's vision and maximize the effectiveness of its ongoing philanthropic efforts. The spirit of service to the community through charitable giving and a strong sense of civic responsibility is this program's number one goal. What began as a food drive to help flood victims in southern Minnesota has grown to a variety of charitable efforts designed to help throughout the K2 Logistics community. For more details about K2 Cares and K2 Logistics go to their website; http://www.K2logistics.com.

About Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs motor skills and speech. Each year approximately 60,000 Americans receive the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, joining the 1.5 million Americans who have already been diagnosed. While most people with Parkinson's develop this disease after age 65, 15 percent are diagnosed under the age of 50. Equal numbers of men and women get Parkinson's disease.

About PAM

The Parkinson Association of Minnesota (PAM) is a nonprofit, voluntary alliance dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease, through fundraising, community building, advocacy, and increasing public awareness. It is a chapter affiliate of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), which sponsors research and treatment centers around the world.

About Strategic Warehousing

For more than 30 years, companies looking to enhance their warehouse and distribution systems in the Midwest have turned to Strategic Warehousing headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota. Strategic Warehousing provides a range of value-added solutions. "We manage supply chains by offering profitable turn key solutions," stated CEO Hugh R Cullen. "Our service industry is focused on providing more than four walls, it's delivering a seamless system so our clients can profit."

To learn more about Strategic Warehousing go to their website; http://www.strategicwarehousing.com


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