Primerica, located here in Gwinnett, donated $30,000 to the American Cancer Society and is the 2012 presenting sponsor for Relay for Life. Pictured is Bill Manson, Area Executive Director of the American Cancer Society, Margaret Halbert, Assistant Vice President Community and Foundation Relations of Primerica, Anne Soutter, Vice President of Community and Foundation Relations of Primerica, Linda Cerjan, Senior Income Manager of the American Cancer Society, Renee Carter, Programs and Events Coordinator of Primerica. For more, see the story in Sunday's Community section.
DULUTH -- Primerica of Duluth recently presented a $30,000 check to the American Cancer Society's 2012 Relay for Life program in Gwinnett County.
Primerica, the event's presenting sponsor, also plans to raise money through its Relay for Life Team.
Relay for Life is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 4 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
According to its website, Relay for Life is an event that encourages people all over the country and beyond to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones that have been lost and fight back against the disease.
During the event, teams of people take turns walking or running around a track or path as sponsors.
According to its website, every year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in the event "and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer."
Based in Gwinnett County, Primerica is one of the largest independent financial services marketing organizations in the country.
For more information about the American Cancer Society or Relay for Life, visit relayforlife.org.