As cancer impacts the lives of those around us, we often seek out ways to help, volunteering our time and effort to fight for a cure. For the WIX team, we take part every year in the “Relay for Life” event, which is a signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
In Gastonia, North Carolina, our MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology team has created a proud legacy as a top supporter of Relay for Life (RFL) of Gaston County for many years. Team members from MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology have participated on the RFL Committee for over 10 years at various levels, including chairing sub-committees like Logistics, Communications, and Registration.
Last year, our entire team was busy as we became part of the MANN+HUMMEL family. Even with those welcomed distractions in 2017, we still found ways to give our time and money to the 2017 Relay for Life of Gastonia. In fact, we once again were the top fundraising team. At the awards ceremony during the 2018 Relay for Life kickoff rally, Gwen Bush and J.D. Bush were proud to receive the award on behalf of the entire team as we were recognized for $25,080 in total contributions.
Over the years we have been able to keep the momentum going with creative fundraising activities like raffles, yard sales, cookouts, t-shirt sales, dunk tanks, Thanksgiving Turkey sales, Luminaria sales, and jeans days for a $1 contribution per day. Our smoked Turkey Legs and Sundrop Slushies are legendary amongst Relay for Life event attendees.
Many of us not only have lost family members and friends to this terrible disease, but are cancer survivors ourselves, so our passion for this cause goes above and beyond the norm. If you are in Gastonia on Friday, April 27th, 2018, plan to join us at the 2018 Relay for Life of Gaston County. We promise you will leave with a taste of that same purple passion we have!