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A Summer to Give Back

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A Summer to Give Back

by Angela Whiteford
Angela Whiteford

Affirmed Networks’ Culture of Community Support Runs Wild

For the past five years Affirmed Networks has worked to help shape the future of the telecommunications industry-at large as it evolves toward virtualized software-based architectures. With more than 35 customer deployments, and another 40+ trials underway, the results of this mission and focus have been truly impressive. Much of the credit for this success is due to the talented and passionate people at Affirmed and a culture that values innovation and hard work. While this reputation of innovation is becoming known across the industry, a lesser known aspect of Affirmed’s culture is our commitment to giving back and supporting our community. And, if this past Summer is any indication, this is an area where we are producing results as well.

Affirmed’s track record of community involvement is impressive indeed, as the company supports intern programs, regularly attends local events and supports important local causes. In addition to these ongoing initiatives, this summer the Affirmed Networks team participated in two races to support local organizations that provide goods and services to those in need.

On August 11th, Team Affirmed participated in the 24th annual Cigna/Elliot 5K road race. In its 24th year, the race is the largest road race in New Hampshire and one of the largest 5K road races in New England. Proceeds from the road race support the Elliot Regional Cancer Center, a leader in cancer care provider located in Manchester, NH and Londonderry, NH.

On August 20th, The Affirmed Team participated in the 3rd Annual Firefighter/SSG Kevin J. O’Boyle 5K Run/Walk. The event was held in memory of Army Veteran Kevin O’Boyle who passed away on August 22, 2013. This event is near and dear to the Affirmed Team, as it is held to honor the son of Maureen O’Boyle, a long-time employee of Affirmed Networks.

All proceeds from this year’s event honored two organizations. The first is Last Call Foundation, started in memory of Fallen Firefighter Michael Kennedy, which provides funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the Boston firefighting community. The second is Project New Hope, which provides retreats and support groups for veterans and their families, allowing veterans to rebuild with honor.

Our participation in events like these is truly representative of the fabric our company and reflective of the types of people we have within it. We are honored to have a group of people focused on transforming both our networks and our community at the same time. Keep an eye on us, because we plan on continuing to make progress on both fronts!