Brother International Corporation‘s employees at its New Jersey headquarters office raised more than $50,000 for the American Cancer Society.
On Aug. 5, employees went out to walk in the Relay For Life event in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The local charity walk, hosted by the American Cancer Society, supports cancer research, education, and advocacy.
“Participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events has become a warm tradition for our global team over the years,” says Don Cummins, president, Brother International Corporation. “I know I speak for thousands of Brother employees who have volunteered over the years when I say it is a real point of pride to raise funds for research, education, and equity in our local communities.”
Over the past two decades, Brother has supported the American Cancer Society in its fight against cancer. The Relay For Life event involves participants fundraising and creating teams for a walk-relay around a track. Donations raised by participants are used for new cancer treatment, medication, scholarships for medical students, advocacy, and health equity.
“It is so inspiring to see people from every community come out to support Relay For Life and make an impact in the fight to end cancer,” adds Anthony Marino, executive VP at the American Cancer Society. “We are grateful for the generosity and longstanding support of Brother International Corporation that enables the American Cancer Society to continue its work to reduce cancer deaths and alleviate the suffering of cancer patients. The company’s ongoing commitment to the Society and its mission help ensure that lifesaving cancer research continues and that families facing cancer get the help they need.”
In 2011, The Brother Group formed the Golden Ring Project to promote global employee participation in charity events to support cancer patients. The Golden Ring Project encourages employees to participate in Relay For Life and show their support with a sense of unity on a global scale.
Brother employees in Tennessee are set to participate in a Relay For Life event in their local community on Oct. 9.