BKS-PARTNERS COLLEAGUES DONATE HAIR TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THOSE IN NEED
TAMPA, FL (March 27, 2015) – Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), an award-winning insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Tampa, continued its commitment to the firm’s motto “The Power of One” last week, when three colleagues donated a total of 36.5 inches of hair to Locks of Love and Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Colleagues Jacklyn Massrock, Amber Miller and Nerissa Casanova are helping women and children who have lost their hair to cancer treatments or other long-term medical care.
“I first started donating my hair when my daughter was young for two reasons: to honor my mother, family and friends that have survived cancer and to teach my daughter that you can impact someone’s life with one simple gesture,” said Nerissa Casanova.
Giving it all means giving back at BKS-Partners. Each colleague is given 24 hours of paid time off annually to donate their time to causes that are meaningful to them. BKS-Partners supports over 40 non-profits, and colleagues invest 2,627 hours annually volunteering.
“The Pantene Beautiful Lengths program partners with the American Cancer Society to provide free, real-hair wigs for women battling cancer. Stories on their site help you understand the trauma of losing your hair—part of your identity—while also facing a life-threatening disease. I want to give someone the gift of hope, comfort and peace of mind. One day when they’re cancer-free, they’ll look back knowing they’ve been supported all along,” said Amber Miller.
About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping™ to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures generating a 360° view of their unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection™ is then custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a clients’ life. Headquartered in Tampa, with six offices located throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations.