Boston Office Workers Walk for a Cause

(l-r) Erin Barfield, community engagement manager at Shatterproof; Rebecca Shpektor, account executive at Prosek (and WeWork tenant at 200 Portland Street); Maria Leone and Katherine Donahue, community leads at WeWork; and from Helge Capital: Ann Palica, project manager/designer; Oleg Uritsky, founder/CEO; Caroline Johnson, controller; Mark Seck, assistant VP for acquisitions; and John Gosnell, head of property operations.

Boston – Office workers in downtown Boston hit the road recently, banding together to fight the opioid addiction crisis. Helge Capital teamed with WeWork and Shatterproof, launching the inaugural walk to end addiction — a Helge Cares project.

The 1.5-mile trek across the city featured stops at four WeWork locations in downtown Boston, beginning at 200 Portland Street and ending at 501 Boylston Street. The group also stopped at One Beacon Street and 31 St. James Avenue. Proceeds from the event support Shatterproof, a national nonprofit focused on ending the devastation that addiction causes families.

Helge Capital is a real estate investment and operation firm headquartered in Boston. Ann Palica, Helge project manager and designer, was a key organizer of the walk. 

TB12 Sports of Foxborough donated supplies and special Tom Brady gear for the walkers.

“We are extremely proud to join WeWork in launching our first walk to raise funds and awareness for Shatterproof,” said Oleg Uritsky, Founder and CEO of Helge Capital. “Shatterproof is a wonderful organization that is focused on reducing the impact of addiction, and we are pleased to lend our support to this cause.”

“We are proud to support our member company Helge Capital and the organization, Shatterpoof, in bringing awareness to addiction that strikes so many individuals. We are looking forward to uniting together as a community to bring light to this issue,” said Casey Barrett, Community Director at WeWork Boston.