CMS Solutions Announces 2013 Sponsorship of STL Crane Project

CMS Solutions Founder and CEO Joshua Levey Announces 2013 Sponsorship of STL Crane Project and co-presents $3,500 check to The Backstoppers.

St. Louis, MO, November 11, 2012 --( This summer, volunteers folded 1,000 oversized origami cranes and installed them on Art Hill as a memorial to St. Louis Area Police, Fire and EMS personnel that have fallen in the line of duty. On Monday November 12th, The Backstoppers will be presented with a $3,500 check from the STL Crane Project. The cranes, each 25” x 42”, were adopted for $10.00 each to raise these funds.

CMS Solutions, a St. Louis based marketing company, is proud to announce sponsorship of the STL Crane Project for 2013. This sponsorship will help the crane project memorial to create thousands more of the origami sculptures and generate more awareness of the sacrifices of fallen first responders.

Susan King, the widow of University City Police Sgt. Michael King, and Joshua Levey, founder and CEO of CMS Solutions, will present the check to Chief Ron Battelle. The event will take place at CMS Solutions offices at 2055 Walton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63114 at 10:30 am.

“Obviously, we have somewhat of a Crane Connection,” said Levey in reference to the STL Crane Project and the fact that the CMS Solutions logo also includes an origami crane. But it’s become so much more than that. “Our joint support of The Backstoppers demonstrates that community and business can and should go hand in hand.”

“The Cranes represent a wish for an end to violence against our first responders, a prayer that we do not lose another officer and a tribute to those who have given their lives to keep us safe., said Rick Ruderer organizer of the memorial and founder of Ornaments for Officers.

Photos and video of The 2012 STL Crane Project are available at

For more information contact STL Crane Project at, or call 314-681-0401 to speak to Rick Ruderer.

About CMS Solutions

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About St. Louis Crane Project

1000 Origami Cranes or Senbazuru has many meanings. For the 2012 STL Crane project they represented a memorial to those who have fallen protecting our community, a pledge to their families and a wish for peace. That installation reminded us of the sacrifices of our first responders and their families.

Legend has it that folding 1000 cranes will cause a wish to come true. Our wish is simple, that our first responders remain safe and that St. Louis never forgets those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The STL Crane Project will be back in 2013 with a goal of folding thousands more cranes for adoption. These special cranes will be available for adoption at the end of the installation for a $10.00 donation with all proceeds again going to The BackStoppers.

Information on how to adopt a crane, volunteer to help fold cranes and the schedule for the installation is on this website.

About The Backstoppers

Started in 1959 by a group of St. Louis businessmen, The BackStoppers is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to providing needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of regional police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection personnel who lost their life performing their duty. The BackStoppers provides assistance in St. Louis city and eleven surrounding counties served by Missouri State Patrol Troop C, as well as five Illinois counties served by Illinois State Police District 11. For more information call 314-692-0200, or visit the website at
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