Perdue associates and American Cancer Society representatives celebrated a 25-year partnership in the fight against cancer at the company’s operation in Lewiston, N.C. Associates raised nearly $143,000 in their most recent Bertie County Relay for Life campaign.

Perdue Farms’ Lewiston, N.C., Associates Continue Legacy of Giving to the American Cancer Society

Associates deliver nearly $143,000 to ACS and raise total giving to more than $1.4 million

October 8, 2019

SALISBURY, MD (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) – Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Lewiston, N.C., and the American Cancer Society celebrated their 25-year partnership in the fight against cancer with the associates presenting a check for $143,000 in support of the Bertie County Relay For Life.

Perdue Farms has been supporting the Bertie County event since 1995. Since 2001, associates in Lewiston have raised more than $1.4 million. This year, the Lewiston associates placed in the Top 10 in the nation for their Relay For Life team fund-raising efforts. In past years, this team has won various prestigious national and regional awards and recognition for their contributions to the American Cancer Society.

“Associates here in Lewiston have a long history of generosity and support for the Bertie County Relay for Life,” said Jeff Stalls, director of Perdue operations in Lewiston. “Their compassion and giving spirit in support of the American Cancer Society mission never ceases to amaze me. They truly reflect our company’s commitment to make our communities a better place to live.”

The commitment to fighting cancer doesn’t stop in North Carolina. In fact, Perdue Farms’ associates across the company’s footprint are leading the fight against cancer as a member of the American Cancer Society Partners Against Cancer program.

“Partners Against Cancer like Perdue Farms continue to make a tremendous impact for the work of the American Cancer Society, helping us strive for a world free from cancer,” said Dan Thorpe, executive director of the American Cancer Society. “The Lewiston plant in particular has had a long relationship with ACS and made a substantial impact through their support. We remain eternally grateful for the incredible efforts put forth by Perdue associates each year.”

About Partners Against Cancer:
With hundreds of members across the U.S., the Partners Against Cancer program provides companies and organizations from all industries the opportunity to support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to celebrate cancer survivors and raise awareness and funds through its signature fundraising events. These events include Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, galas, and golf tournaments.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. For more information about the American Cancer Society Partners Against Cancer program, visit www.cancer.org.

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. 
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and the company is the leader in organic chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.

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