July 7, 2009 – JERICHO, NY – Purolator USA, a leading provider of cross border logistics services has announced its sponsorship for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraising program.
Relay for Life is the signature activity of the American Cancer Society, and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer research since the first Relay was conducted in 1985. Through Relay for Life, events are conducted in more than 4,800 communities nationwide, through which teams of people come together to raise money, to show their commitment to finding a cure for this disease, to celebrate those who have won their battles against cancer, and to remember those whose battles were not successful.
Participating teams raise money in the weeks and months prior to the Relay event, and celebrate their success with a carnival-like gathering, which generally takes place on a high school athletic field, or town park. Events usually start at sunset, and continue until sunrise the following morning. Team members take turns walking around a track or designated pathway throughout the night, as a sign of solidarity with those who have had to endure the long battle against cancer.
As a corporate sponsor, Purolator USA has joined a growing list of companies nationwide that have pledged support for this important project. Relay for Life corporate sponsors participate in the Relay by supporting and encouraging their employees’ involvement. Corporate sponsors allow Relay fundraising events to be held on office premises and during working hours; allow Relay events to be publicized in internal communication vehicles and provide financial assistance to their team’s fundraising efforts.
“Relay For Life has become an integral part of the Purolator USA culture,” said Purolator USA President John Costanzo. “Employees in several of our branch locations are leaders in their communities’ Relay events, and I can’t think of a better or more worthwhile effort with which to get involved.
“Relay for Life offers an opportunity for our entire company to come together and join forces in the fight against cancer,” he added.
For more information about the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, please visit www.relayforlife.org.
About Purolator USA
Purolator USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd, Canada’s leading overnight courier company. Purolator USA specializes in the air and surface forwarding of small packages and freight shipments, customs brokerage and delivery to, from and within the North American market.
Purolator USA has doubled the size of its U.S. office network during the past 18 months, with branches or gateways now operating in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Raleigh/Durham and New York.
For more information about Purolator USA please visit www.purolatorusa.com.