“Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” Farmers Alliance involvement with Relay for Life.
“Everyone is touched by cancer in some way. It may be a friend, family member or a co-worker. Through the years, Farmers Alliance has had several employees battle this awful disease. As a team we want to put our foot forward and stomp out cancer. We have had a Relay for Life team for over twelve years,” said Gloria Schroeder, Farmers Alliance Claims Examiner and Relay for Life committee member.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a life-changing experience that gives communities across the globe a chance to Celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, Remember loved ones lost, and Fight Back against the disease. Each year, more than four million people in over twenty countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Farmers Alliance has done several initiatives over the years to raise awareness and raise money for this great cause. There have been silent auctions, benefit breakfasts and luncheons, dunk tank, car bash, and much more.
One of the popular initiatives is the selling of stickers that allow employees to wear jeans on Mondays (during the months that have five Mondays), flip-flops and shorts day, and hat day. This gives employees the chance to wear casual clothing which isn’t the business-casual dress code.
The Farmers Alliance Team raises more than $5,000 a year, and is already making plans for 2017.
If you would like to get involved, or learn more about Relay for Life. Check out their page here.