Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
Every year, communities across the country organize to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. Created in 1985 with the first event raising $27,000 to fight cancer, this now worldwide phenomenon has lead to $4.5 billion in fundraising to save lives from cancer, as well as providing inspiration, hope, and awareness for millions of cancer survivors, caregivers, and their communities.
Since 2007, the employees of Equity Trust Company have proudly participated in the Relay for Life event in Elyria, Ohio. Planning for the July event starts early in the year with employees coming together to build on their strengths to fill the many roles needed for successful participation. Fundraising for the company’s donation takes place through a variety of smaller events, all leading up to that exciting weekend in July when the employees take turns walking and working with the community members.
In 2010, Equity Trust employees raised $2,500 with the help of a company match. Each year the employees have surpassed the prior year’s donation; raising $3,036.21 in 2011 and $4,157.00 in 2012. In some way, the lives of many Equity Trust employees have been touched by cancer and the Relay for Life event provides a wonderful opportunity to remember, honor, and help the fight against cancer.
The Equity Trust team will have a table set up with fun activities for all ages and a chance to purchase raffle tickets to win amazing gift baskets. All funds raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. A warm welcome is extended to any community member to come by, say hello, and help join the fight against the disease.
This year, the Elyria, Ohio event will be held on Friday, July 12th from 10am to 7am on Saturday, July 13th at Elyria Catholic High School (725 Gulf Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035). More information can be found here: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=49486&pg=entry
About Relay for Life
For more about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life events worldwide, check out http://www.relayforlife.org/index.
About Equity Trust Company
Equity Trust Company, with its corporate headquarters in Greater Cleveland, Ohio and operations in Waco, Texas and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is at the forefront of the self-directed retirement plan industry. The Company specializes in the custody of alternative assets in self-directed IRAs, Coverdell Education Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and qualified business retirement plans. Along with its affiliates, Equity Trust Company provides services to more than 130,000 individuals and businesses nationwide with approximately $12 billion in assets under custody. Since 1974, the company and its affiliates have helped investors make tax-free profits through education, innovation, and a commitment to understanding individual needs. Visit http://www.trustetc.com/ for more information.