(Mirror Daily, United States) – The Relay For Life continues as the company Axiall’s Plaquemine raised an impressive amount of $80,000 for the Relay event in Iberville Parish. Plus, this year’s fundraising total is higher with 20 percent than last year.
The Axiall’s Plaquemine team was better than the other Relay teams two years in a row. Hundreds of local community members attended the event and raised a together over $116,000 which were donated to the American Cancer Society (ACS). These donations support patient services, programs, and cancer research.
According to Lauren Stein, chair of Relay For Life of Iberville Parish for the fourth year in a row and also Axiall buyer, if people do not contribute more so that there will be enough money for research, cancer will continue bringing down more and more people.
This year’s Relay For Life was held in honor of the late Chief of Police of Plaquemine, Orian Gulotta, who lost the fight with cancer shortly after last year’s Relay event. The team of Plaquemine employees on this year were Josh Wille, Sarah Simmers, Lionel Stein, Lauren Stein, Brandon Ruiz, Katie Roberson, Donna Purpera, Bill Mason, Shane LoBue, Stephen LeBlanc, Steven Leach, Cathy Edwards and Paula Behrnes.
A celebrity waiter event was organized by the Plaquemine facility to raise the money. Plus, there were also personal donations, silent auction and the annual Axiall Relay For Life Golf Tournament, which was the main attraction. More than 250 employees, volunteers, and suppliers contributed with almost $65,000.
The site manager at the Plaquemine facility, John Scroggins, said that he and his family were impressed by the event and the level of commitment of his co-workers. He also confessed that he was proud to be a part of the Relay For Life.
Among the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division, Axiall’s Plaquemine facility has one of the largest fundraising team, covering six states. According to Penny Cade, community manager of Relay For Life for the Mid-South Division, based in Baton Rouge, La, Axiall is the primary local partner of ACS thanks to their employees who engage every year in their mission.
Hopefully, people will continue being dedicated to this mission, and things will soon become better for everyone who suffer from cancer. The Relay For Life will do its best to make sure of that.
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