August 12, 2021
Employees participated in a local Relay for Life charity walk and raised more than $50,000 (€43,000) to support cancer patients and research.
Brother International Corporation announced that employees at the company’s New Jersey headquarters office have raised more than $50,000 (€43,000) for the American Cancer Society.
On 5 August, employees came out to walk in the Relay for Life event in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The local charity walk was one of thousands of events hosted by the American Cancer Society all over the world to support 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,” said 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 proudly supported the American Cancer Society in their fight against cancer. The Relay for Life event consists of participants fundraising and creating teams for a walk relay around a track, with each lap symbolizing the ongoing fight against cancer. These special events bring Brother employees together to walk with their team members to raise cancer awareness, celebrate life and pay tribute to the researchers and health professionals fighting to find a cure.
Donations raised by participants are used for new cancer treatment, medication, scholarships for medical students, advocacy, and health equity.
In 2011, The Brother Group formed the Golden Ring Project aimed at promoting global employee participation in charity events to support patients in the fight against cancer.
With the hope of creating a large, shining circle of Brother Group companies around the world, The Golden Ring Project encourages employees to participate in Relay for Life and show their support for cancer patients 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 9 October.
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