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Newsletter - Summer 2012
- Winter 2012


Corporate Excellence

Award - American

Cancer Society


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Malin Bergquist Charities

2402 West 8th Street

Erie, PA 16505-4428


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Malin Bergquist Charities:
Leading the Fight Against Cancer

Please Join Our Team as We Raise and Distribute Funds

to Battle This Killer Disease

Determined that the cancer-related deaths of three of our colleagues would not go in vain, employees of the public accounting firm of Malin Bergquist (now known as BKD LLP) adopted the fight against cancer as its signature charity and actively raises funds and donates employee time out of the office to support this vital work.

Malin Bergquist Charities, Inc., is a a tax-exempt, charitable foundation.

Mission - To eliminate cancer and its side effects by funding research and education, and providing direct patient care.

American Cancer Society - The Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization, it has more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation - The KCRF in Erie is pursuing non-invasive radio wave technology as a breakthrough in treatment procedures without any side effects. Its mission is to create national and global awareness of the potentials of this treatment and to raise funds to help accelerate the speed at which research progresses through human trials.


Leah Kistler answers pledge calls for the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation

Background - MB Charities was established in memory of three Malin Bergquist & Co. colleagues – partners Michael Bergquist and Peter Delio and office manager Ruth Ann Deluzio – all felled by cancer during an 18-month stretch.

Public Recognition - With the book project as inspiration, the Pittsburgh Business Times editor wrote: "The Malin Bergquist program impressed me for two reasons. It provided an outlet for the firm's employees to rally together and honor former colleagues. But just as importantly, it illustrated how one organization ... can fill a specific need in the community."

Fundraising - Since 2008, our team, backed by a dollar-for-dollar firm match, has raised more than $60,000 benefitting the American Cancer Society, Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and other leading cancer research and services organizations.

We raise money with such major activities as the Relay for Life in Erie, attracting more than 100 walkers for our team last year, and with a variety of creative fundraisers throughout the year. Click here to register for this year's Relay or to make a tax-deductible contribution.

Leadership - The board of directors includes Mark Miner (president), Travis Coble (vice president), John Kuhn(secretary), Albert Isacks (treasurer), Lisa Donoghue (assistant treasurer), Karen Burns, Robin Coburn, Peter Kern, Leah Kistler, Kathy Sisler and Vincent Son.



We Support Cancer

Education, Research

and Direct Patient Care

Click for more about our
gift baskets for patients
Click for more about our
Magee Womens Hospital cookbook & notebook project
Click for more about our
children's book project
Join Our Relay Team
July 2013 - Join our Relay for Life team as we try to exceed last year's record total of more than $20,000 raised to benefit the American Cancer Society. More.
In Lasting Memory

Michael Bergquist


Ruth Ann Deluzio


Peter Delio


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