2018 marks more than 15 years of Taylor Farms participation in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the ACS, staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.
The Relay itself is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path, and each event is 6-24 hours in length. Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. At our local Relays in Salinas and Tracy, Team Taylor walked beside representatives from almost 50 other companies.
Did you know that all of our Relay for Life efforts are planned and staffed entirely by our employees? It’s true, and this year Team Taylor stepped up big!
Team Taylor organized and hosted a variety of fundraising events, including our fun Farmers Market, and collected donations for the Relay walks. During the Relay, we set up a themed campsite at the event and continued fundraising efforts with event raffles for items like San Francisco Giants luxury suite tickets and Taylor Farms swag sales. All of the money raised from all of these employee-organized initiatives counted towards our overall team fundraising goal.
We’re happy to announce that, in total, Team Taylor from Taylor Farms Pacific and Taylor Farms Salinas raised over $52,000 for ACS!
Relay for Life is an important event on the Taylor Farms calendar every year. Volunteering and fundraising are central to our commitment to making a real difference in the communities where we live and work, and beyond.
Thank you to all Team Taylor and our local community members for making Relay for Life 2018 successful!