|Perdue Farms’ associates present a check for $3,425.54 to Ohio County Relay for Life representatives. From left to right are associates Brittany Groves, Amber Williams, Paul Peake, Debbie Gott, Nikki Bullock, Cody Carlisle, Logan Johnson and Carol Calhoun, Jody Flener, Relay for Life team ambassador, associate JoAnn Lindsey, Debbie Puckett, Relay for Life experience lead, and associate Megan Edwards.|
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, August 13, 2015) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Cromwell, Ky., recently donated $3,425.54 to the Ohio County Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Since 2013, Perdue associates have raised more than $17,000 toward the cause.
“We’re delighted to have the continued support of Perdue and their associates again this year,” said Jody Flener, Relay for Life team ambassador. “This donation helps provide more services to residents fighting and surviving cancer in Ohio County.”
Associates generated the funds through a combination of bake sales, the sale of T-shirts that were designed by associates, and other food sales.
“We’re proud of our partnership with the American Cancer Society here in Ohio County and our associates’ compassion to help others,” said Jim Booth, director of Perdue operations in Cromwell. “It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer in one way or another. That’s why those of us at Perdue are pleased that our donation will help support cancer research, education and prevention efforts of the American Cancer Society right here in Ohio County.”
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® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® 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.