FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYLVA, N.C. — Jackson Paper Manufacturing has kicked off its 2011 Relay for Life of Jackson County campaign.
The mill is holding a series of employee cookouts this month to raise funds for the annual walk designed to pay tribute to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. This year’s Relay for Life takes place June 3 at Jackson County Recreation Center.
“The cookouts are an annual event for us, something we look forward to doing every spring,” said Renee Phillips, Administrative Assistant and the captain of the Jackson Paper Relay for Life team. “It’s an honor to be able to participate in Relay for Life and to support such a worthy cause.”
Sales of the $6-a-plate, hamburger and hotdog meals bring in approximately $2,400 every year. The company covers the entire cost of the cookouts, so the Jackson Paper team is able to donate 100-percent of the proceeds from these events directly to Relay for Life.
Jackson Paper Manufacturing is consistently among the top fundraising teams every year for Relay for Life. They have raised more than $100,000 for Relay since 2002. Last year, the Jackson Paper team was No. 1 in fundraising with $9,100.
At Relay for Life, teams walk or run around a track as a way to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. More than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States participate annually. Visit www.jacksonpaper.net.