Who says making a difference in your community has to be boring? At Taylor Farms, our support for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, which extends back more than 15 years, is an opportunity for us to find fun, creative ways to raise money for a great cause.
“Team Taylor” stepped up in a big way, as it does each year. Both Salinas and Tracy team members took part in relay events in their respective cities, contributing a total of $62,500 to ACS.
This year, one of the most creative approaches to raising money for the event came from Robin Lopez of Team Taylor in Tracy, who raised money after being selected one of this year’s “Dancing with the Tracy Stars.”
“I held a fundraiser which raised over $3,500 by asking fellow employees and vendors to sponsor me,” said Lopez. “In total I raised $8,600, of which $3,400 was donated back to Relay for Life, my charity of choice.”
“Team Taylor never disappoints in our efforts to raise money to benefit the American Cancer Society,” said Joseph Mallobox, Human Resources at Taylor Farms. “This events not only raises necessary funds to fuel research to find a 100 percent effective cure, but also serve as a hub of support and encouragement for cancer survivors and families of those who have been affected by cancer.”
The Relay for Life in Salinas is the second largest in California and has raised more than $13 million over the past 19 years. This year, more than 1,300 participants comprising 110 teams jointly raised more than $445,000 to benefit the ACS in its quest to eliminate cancer.
The Relay for Life events are important milestones on the Taylor Farms calendar every year. They are central to our commitment to making a real difference in the communities where we live and work, and they are a fun way for us all to let our creative juices flow for a great cause.