On May 16 and 17, 2015, a team of 15 walkers representing The Motorlease Corporation have an important date with destiny. They will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of the Farmington Valley, an all-night walking event held annually at Farmington High School, Farmington, CT. For the event, teams camp out overnight at the track, and team members take turns walking around the track for a total of 24 hours. “At Motorlease, we have a personal connection to cancer. A few years ago, we lost my dad, who was our former CEO and director, and this year another colleague is fighting the disease.” said Beth Kandrysawtz, CFO of Motorlease. “But I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t been touched by cancer in some way. The Relay for Life is our way of showing our support for all of the individuals and families who have fought and are fighting this battle.”
Each year Relay for Life has a theme, and this year’s theme is “the movies.” Motorlease selected “Walking with Destiny,” a movie about Winston Churchill, as their theme movie. The team will be fundraising via the Motorlease fundraising page on the Relay for Life site up until the event, with a fundraising goal of $5,000.
Relay for Life runs from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 17 on the track at Farmington High School, 10 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT. To date, 1,222 participants representing 167 teams are registered.
About Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event that raises needed funds for cancer research and patient programs, as well as awareness about cancer prevention and American Cancer Society programs. Participants celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease by raising money and pledging to do things to help themselves stay well.
Relay began in May of 1987, when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, WA, ultimately raising $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. The next year, 34 supporters joined the event. Since then, the Relay for Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.