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Perdue associates top all fund-raisers for Wicomico County (Md.) Relay For Life for fourth straight year

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 Perdue Farms’ associates lead all fund-raisers for the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Wicomico County with $32,270 in contributions. From left to right are Perdue Chairman Jim Perdue, Relay for Life Event Chairperson Renee Stephens, Perdue associates Theresa Wright, Danielle Cordrey, Teresa Welch, Vanessa Kelley, Jennifer Armstrong, Peggy Kimes, and Maryann Jones, and Relay for Life Specialist Debbie White.

Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014) — Perdue Farms’ associates in Salisbury were the top fund-raising team for the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Wicomico County. Associates contributed $32,270 toward the $234,479 that was raised during the campaign to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. The Perdue team includes associates from its Corporate Office and the Perdue AgriBusiness office in Salisbury.

“Thank you to the Perdue Chicks Relay for Life team for their hard work and year-round fund-raising support for Wicomico County’s Relay for Life,” said Renee Stephens, Wicomico County Relay event chairperson. “They were the top fund-raising team for the fourth year in a row in Wicomico County. The support by the Perdue team is invaluable in making a difference in the lives of cancer patients in Wicomico County.”

The Wicomico County Relay for Life was held Saturday, Sept. 19 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.

“At Perdue, we have a long history of supporting the fight against cancer through Relay for Life, not only in Wicomico County but throughout many of the communities where our associates live and work,” said Danielle Cordrey, a Perdue Relay for Life campaign coordinator.

Cordrey led all individual fund-raisers for Wicomico County Relay for Life in 2014 with $8,825. “Unfortunately, like most, I too have been personally affected by cancer and I feel participating in Relay for Life is the best way to honor the memories of lost loved ones and to honor and support those still fighting the fight. If I were to get cancer one day, my hope is that there would be people fighting the fight to find a cure for me,” she said.

Since 1997, Perdue associates have contributed more than $367,757 to support Relay for Life in Wicomico County.

Throughout the year, Perdue associates support Relay for Life by participating in a variety of fund-raising activities, including a basket and handbag bingo, the Shorebird Metric Century Bike Ride, a golf tournament, painting events and luminary sales, as well as Relay for Life. “We’re proud to be a partner with the American Cancer Society and help end the suffering of so many from cancer,” said Cordrey.

About American Cancer Society and Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. To learn more, visit www.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loves ones, and fight back against the disease. Each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. To learn more, visit www.relayforlife.org.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL®, and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at www.perduefarms.com


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