We had a ton of fun today celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day today in Opus headquarters. For half a day, we had Maestros bring their kids in to get a close look at what it is their parents do all day while they’re in school.
Cathy Burgess, an industry vet who’s been with Opus for over ten years, faces more than the typical challenges that face hard-working event planners. A few years ago, she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disorder that involves painful swelling and inflammation of the joints. It affects everyone differently, but for someone like Cathy, whose days onsite at large-scale events can mean hours upon hours on her feet, the diagnosis was heartbreaking. But of course, she wasn’t going to let it stop her:
Erin Johansen, a long-time Business Financial Analyst on the Opus team, put her 20 years of industry experience to work for the Make-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” over the weekend, raising over $120,000 for the organization. While it’s certainly a worthy cause, Erin committed her time as a way to give back for everything Make-A-Wish has done for her family—especially for her daughter, Ella. Here is the Johansens’ story:
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