ORCIG is a Proud Sponsor of PurpleStride Kansas City 2018

On Saturday, May 5th 2018, ORCIG will once again participate and sponsor PurpleStride Kansas City presented by Lockton, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Each year, there are over fifty PurpleStride events across the nation, which are vital in raising funds and awareness to alleviate the hardships associated with the disease by advancing research and providing support for patients. ”I’m glad we once again have the opportunity to sponsor and participate in a fantastic cause that is near and dear to Lockton, our largest broker partner in Kansas City,” says Erin Veglahn, Assistant Vice President at the ORCIG regional office in Overland Park.

"The Kansas City affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is so appreciative of the support from Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group, for again committing as a Bronze Sponsor of PurpleStride Kansas City,” says Charlotte Garret, a volunteer, donor and corporate ambassador for PanCan. “PurpleStrides are held all across the country, raising funds, awareness, and hope. These runs have recently made P2P Forum's 'Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Thirty' list, a highly coveted and respected industry milestone! Thank you for being a part of our success. Together, we WAGE HOPE for a better tomorrow."

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has an urgent mission to save lives by attacking pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. They are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020. The five-year survival rate has increased three percentage points since 2014 and is now 9 percent.

PurpleStride raises much needed funds for pancreatic research. Pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer with a 5 year survival rate in the single digits, at just 9%. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths, but with numbers increasing, it will soon be the second.

About Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group (ORCIG)

Since 2007, Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group (ORCIG) has become an increasingly important market leader, providing quality insurance products and services to select participants in the construction industry. We have expanded our national footprint to provide a high level of specialized underwriting, claims, and loss control services in a professionally competent manner. With offices strategically located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, New York City, Pasadena, and San Francisco we are well positioned to meet customers’ specific needs efficiently.

ORCIG (www.orcig.com) is part of the Old Republic General Insurance Group (www.oldrepublicinsurancegroup.com), the largest business segment within Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), one of the nation’s 50 largest publicly held insurance organizations.

Insurance contracts are underwritten and issued by one or more of the following: Old Republic General Insurance Corporation, rated A by A.M. Best and A+ by Standard and Poor’s; and Old Republic Insurance Company, rated A+ by A.M. Best, A2 by Moody’s and A+ by Standard and Poor’s.