GOOD MORNING DELMARVA - The tally is in for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Wicomico County held at Arthur Perdue Stadium on Sept. 17, totaling $233,716.30 which was raised to support the Society's mission of saving lives from cancer. Close to 1,000 volunteers composed of 78 teams are giving thanks for this successful overnight Relay, during which teams walked hundreds of laps around the stadium.
"Through our hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours walking for the cause, Wicomico County residents certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said Lori O'Malley, volunteer chair for the 2013 Relay For Life.
Perdue Farms associates led all fund-raising teams this year with a $32,033 contribution. The team included associates from the company's Corporate Office and Perdue AgriBusiness in Salisbury. "At Perdue, we have a long history of supporting the fight against cancer through Relay for Life not only in Wicomico County but throughout many of our operations across the country," said Danielle Cordrey, Perdue Relay for Life campaign coordinator. Our associates in Wicomico County support Relay for Life by participating in a variety of fund-raising activities throughout the year and also at the Relay itself. We're proud to be a partner with the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer."
Relay For Life teams span a spectrum of area families, faith-based groups, businesses, sports teams, clubs and other organizations and include cancer survivors, their families, friends and other caring community members. "It's critical that we come together during Relay and year-round to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back," said O'Malley.
To learn more about Relay For Life and supporting year-round events, visit www.relayforlife.org/wicomicomd or call 410-749-1635