Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc., Predicts Increased Relay For Life Attendance in Wake of Cancelled Komen Cancer Walks

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In light of the cancelled Susan G. Komen 3-Day Cancer Walks, NTC believes that Relay For Life of Palm Harbor will emerge stronger than ever, and plans to meet the increased drive with even higher employee participation.

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We are saddened by the news of the cancellation of the [Susan G. Komen] three-day walk, but are hopeful that this will make Relay For Life even stronger next year

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has cancelled seven of its three-day charity walks next year, including the one hosted in Tampa Bay—the event has experienced a 37% decrease in participation over the last four years (1). Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC), a leading service provider to the mortgage industry, believes that the Komen cancellations will cause the fight against cancer to be carried on with new vigor at Relay For Life (RFL) events across Tampa Bay. NTC is an active annual participant of RFL of Palm Harbor.

As Americans recover financially in what some consider a questionable economy, and finances are still tight for many, Komen representatives cite the required donation amount as reason for diminishing support—each participant is required to raise a minimum of $2,300. Because the three-day walk was one of the most high-profile local cancer fundraisers, NTC executives predict that its elimination will drive people in the Tampa Bay area to Relay For Life to continue their charitable efforts. As a company, NTC employees plan to ready themselves for what they deem a “potential surge in attendance.”

“We are saddened by the news of the cancellation of the [Susan G. Komen] three-day walk, but are hopeful that this will make Relay For Life even stronger next year,” said NTC Chief Human Resources Officer, Erika Lance. “Relay [of Palm Harbor] seems to grow every year, and we look forward to what 2014 will bring.”

NTC, whose employees have participated in Relay For Life of Palm Harbor for the past four years, has contributed a total donation of over $43,000 for the American Cancer Society. Because of NTC’s continual efforts in the fight against cancer, the company was recently recognized by the rock band “KISS” with a feature on the band’s home page.

Many of NTC’s 350 local employees are active volunteers in the Palm Harbor community, where NTC is located. The company regularly lends a helping hand to Tampa Bay initiatives such as blood, food and toy drives. But Relay For Life “hits home on a more personal level,” said NTC Vice President of Marketing Joellen Raiti.

“Several of NTC’s employees have either been afflicted by cancer, or have had loved ones who have,” Raiti said. “So for us, as a large company, we really have the means to make a difference, and cancer is a cause we can get behind to positively impact as many lives as possible.”

Raiti also serves as the Publicity Chair for Relay For Life Palm of Harbor.

To learn more about Nationwide Title Clearing, including its mortgage post-closing services and document processing, visit

About Relay For Life:

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature volunteer-driven fundraising event. Relay For Life began in 1985 when colorectal surgeon Dr. Gordon Klatt decided to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients by walking around a track over a 24 hour period. Today, Relay For Life events are held in more than 5,000 communities spanning 21 countries, and have raised an estimated $3 billion+. All proceeds go to funding cancer research, with the aim of eradicating the disease. In addition to fundraising, the event raises awareness of the disease and furthers the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping them get well, finding cures and fighting back. More information on Relay For Life is available at

About Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.

Based in Palm Harbor, Florida and founded in 1991, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC), is a privately-owned leading service provider to the residential mortgage industry, serving mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, including eight of the top 10 residential mortgage servicers in the country. NTC earned the position of #2,730 on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking #36 in Tampa and #46 in the real estate industry. The company’s land records and document experts are able to track and fulfill county document requirements for close to 3,600 recording jurisdictions nationwide. NTC specializes in providing land records research,lien release services, assignment services, final document tracking, document retrieval and other custom business solutions. For more information, visit the company’s website at

1.Shedden, May. “Tampa’s 2014 Komen Walk Canceled.” The Tampa Tribune, 04 June 2013. Web. 07 June 2013.

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