In 2011, the families of Al Glick and Robert Glick presented Lloyd Carr with a significant honor: the naming of the Coach Carr Unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
“Lloyd has spent so much time at Mott Hospital and is well deserving of this honor, as well as the College Football Hall of Fame induction,” said CEO and Chairman of Alro Steel, Al Glick, at the time of the naming. “Our family is proud to honor Lloyd in this way for both his passion for C.S. Mott Hospital and Michigan football.”
The pediatric cancer unit bearing Coach Carr’s name opened in November 2011. Less than three years later, on September 23, 2014, Coach Carr’s grandson, Chad, would be diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in that same space.
The Glick family was there from the beginning.
“They’ve known our family for so many years,” said Tammi Carr. “Al and Lloyd go way back, and from day one of the foundation they asked how they could help. They were one of our biggest donors up front to both the foundation as well as to the initiative at Michigan.”
When ChadTough was established in 2015, it was important to the Carr family that the Glicks have an influential role as well. Randy Glick, Executive Vice President of Alro Steel and son of Al, was named to the foundation’s board of directors.
“When they asked me to be on the board, I didn’t think twice,” said Randy Glick. “It’s special to be involved and exciting to see that the foundation is sparking real change with DIPG. The money we’re raising is doing what it’s supposed to be doing. It’s rare to see doctors excited about research, but they’re excited about this.”
About Alro Steel and The Alvin L. Glick Foundation
Alro Steel was co-founded in 1948 by brothers Al Glick and Robert Glick. Alro has expanded by acquiring 40 companies since 1971. With over 60 locations in 12 states, Alro services 25,000 manufacturing customers with next-day service of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics.
Alro and their foundations look for opportunities where they can make the most impact within their communities. The foundations are focused on supporting and enhancing youth programs, helping the underprivileged, improving children’s health, and assisting with manufacturing education and training.