SALINAS, CA -- The Relay for Life team at Tanimura & Antle pulled out all the
stops this year and reached a longtime goal of hitting the $1 million
contribution mark to the American Cancer Society.
The produce leader is celebrating its 12th year of participation in this
community fundraising event, raising over $55,000 this year for a grand total
of $1,037,300 that has been raised to date for the American Cancer Society.
Knowing that the company was $40,000 shy of the $1 million mark this year,
the Relay for Life team organized several fun and engaging events to capture
donations from employees and vendors.
"We were very creative and busy this year getting employees involved in our
fundraising efforts," Priscilla Jackson, team captain, said in a July 7 press
release. "We held 12 separate fundraising events and opportunities."
Effectively rallying support, some of the more popular events at Tanimura &
Antle were an iron chef BBQ competition, adult tricycle races, dunk tank, a
pulled-pork BBQ, a bake sale and an iPad raffle. "Hitting the $1 million mark
is incredibly exciting and rewarding for us," Rick Antle, the company's chief
executive officer, said in the release. "We will continue to support this
worthwhile cause and other charitable efforts for years to come."
Tanimura & Antle has been involved in the American Cancer Society since
1998 through the Relay for Life event as contributors, walkers and featured
participants. The cause is an important one for Tanimura & Antle, as company
owner and 2006 torchbearer Sue Antle is a breast cancer survivor.
"Tanimura & Antle has been a very large contributor to our success. Their
support has provided resources to reach out to our community with messages
and programs that help people stay well, get well and fight back," Barbara
Wakeley, American Cancer Society’s regional vice president, said in the
release. "More than 11 million cancer survivors are living proof that Tanimura
& Antle is making a difference."