|WAYNE FARMS LLC TOP RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR|
UNION SPRINGS, Ala. (May 24, 2010) –Wayne Farms LLC’s Union Springs facility has wrapped up another successful year of support for the American Cancer Society by raising $12,276 and again capturing the area’s top fundraising spot for the third consecutive year.
“Employees at our facility have been proudly supporting the Relay for Life for more than a decade,” said Nicole Nichols, human resources manager at Wayne Farms. “Cancer has touched every person in some way and we are passionate about finding a cure and honoring those that have battled this disease.”
The Relay team at Wayne Farms raised money during the past 12 months by collecting individual donations and hosting yard sales, bake sales, raffles, hot dog sales, BBQ plate sales and t-shirt sales.
The Union Springs facility consists of an 85,000 square-foot fresh processing as well as a feed mill and hatchery. The facility has been owned and operated by Wayne Farms since 1961 and employs nearly 1000 people from Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Macon, Montgomery and Pike counties.
About Wayne Farms LLC
Wayne Farms LLC is the sixth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the United States with annual sales exceeding $1 billion. A subsidiary of Continental Grain Company, Wayne Farms LLC owns and operates 10 fresh and further-processed facilities throughout the Southeast, produces more than 1 billion pounds of poultry products each year, and employs more than 8800 individuals.
About Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an annual fundraising initiative of the American Cancer Society. The first team Relay was held in 1986, and was the brainchild of Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Washington colorectal surgeon who wanted to find a way for everyone to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost and get inspired to fight back. Since that first event, millions of people around the world have participated in Relay for Life, making it the largest fundraising event in history. For more information about Relay for Life, please visit www.relayforlife.org.
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