Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. Proud to Support the Kicks4Chris Foundation


Philadelphia, PA — 12/29/2017 — Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., family owned and operated since 1947, is proudly supporting and promoting the cause of the Kicks4Chris Foundation. Since the company was established, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has been a vocal proponent of community outreach and a passionate philanthropist. A leading crane rental service near New Jersey, the company invests its resources wherever it can in the effort to aid local communities and give back. In their collaboration with Kicks4Chris, those at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. join to fight against sarcomas and cancers by funding research into the medical field of immunotherapy.

Kicks4Chris, a local non-profit organization, was founded in 2015 in honor of Chris Stern, the son of Greg Stern and Carole (Cassalia) Stern—a close cousin of the company's leadership team. After battling cancer at the age of 21, Stern passed away at the age of 27. His struggle and the treatments he endured in those six years inspire his family, friends, and peers to this day.

As a side-effect of his chemotherapy, Stern suffered from severe heart disease—leading a team of doctors at the University of Pennsylvania to assume that he would require a drastic transplant to survive. Instead, through sheer will, diet, and exercise, Stern recovered from his condition and went on to act as an advocate for others suffering from cancer. Serving as a leader at the James Madison University Relay, he made it his mission to assist, befriend, and actively support cancer patients in any way that he could.

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., offering equipment rental services throughout DE, NJ, and PA, is encouraging others to support Kicks4Chris and their cause by donating directly at To learn more about Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., please also visit them online at

About Thackray Crane Rental, Inc.
As a family-owned and operated company, Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. has been providing, operating and maintaining an entire fleet of high-capacity cranes since 1947. Headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia, the company provides their valued customers with a multitude of services to complete a project safely and efficiently. Their fleet includes heavy haul tractors, cherry pickers, boom trucks, forklifts, lulls and mobile hydraulic cranes. Customers can request transport, rigging, or rent storage, equipment and cranes for any project in a variety of industries including construction, heating and air conditioning, power generation, petrochemical, communications and road construction. Thackray Crane Rental is recognized by American Cranes & Transport Magazine as a top 100 crane company in the United States, based on overall crane lifting capacity.

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