Relay for Life is one of the world’s largest events to raise funds and awareness for cancer.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
On Friday, July 12, 2013, Equity Trust proudly participated in the Elyria, Ohio Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, continuing a company tradition that started in 2007.
The 2013 Elyria Relay for Life event consisted of 23 teams with a total of 393 participants. The Equity Trust team had 32 employees continuously walking from Friday, July, 12, 2013 at 10:00am to Saturday morning at 7:00am. During that time, our team walked 374 laps which equated to 93.5 miles, or the distance from our Elyria headquarters to Erie, PA.
A total donation of $3,858.02 was raised by selling luminaries, getting sponsors, and selling raffle tickets for the raffle baskets created by departments within Equity Trust and displayed at the event. As a bonus to cancer survivors who attended this year, each survivor attendee received 2 free raffle tickets for the opportunity to win a raffle basket of their choice.
Relay for Life is one of the world’s largest events to raise funds and awareness for cancer. 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.
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-deferred and the potential for tax-free profits through education, innovation, and a commitment to understanding individual needs. Visit http://www.trustetc.com/ for more information.