Perdue associates in Wicomico County top all fund-raisers for Relay For Life for fifth straight year
Salisbury, Md. (Friday, December 18, 2015) — Perdue Farms’ associates in Salisbury were the top fund-raising team for the 2015 American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Wicomico County, leading all fund-raisers for the fifth straight year. Associates contributed $36,193 toward the $225,762 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 continued support and commitment toward the fight against cancer,” said Kendall Guy, Wicomico County Relay event chairperson. “Their innovation in creating new and exciting fund-raising opportunities shows their dedication to finding a cure to cancer that benefits our local community.”
The Wicomico County Relay for Life was held Saturday, Nov. 7 at Winterplace Park here.
“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.
Since 1997, Perdue associates have contributed more than $403,950 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 designer handbag bingo, the Shorebird Metric Century Bike Ride, a golf tournament, glass-blown ornament making 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.