Eaton donates $5,000 to the American Cancer Society
EVERETT, Washington ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it has donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Society in Everett. The funds will be used to support community education and prevention programs.
There is a high level of employee engagement at Eaton," said Christi Beckley, executive director of the American Cancer Society's Puget Sound region. "This money will go a long way to increase awareness of this disease and contribute to our mission of reducing the risks for our children and future generations."
The donation supports Eaton's ongoing commitment to the American Cancer Society. Following the death of a fellow employee, the facility chose cancer prevention as their community involvement focus. Last year, employees participating in the Relay for Life event raised $6,000 with 40 percent of the facility participating in the 20-hour event. This year's goal is 45 percent participation. Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
"It's a good feeling to know our community will benefit from better educational programs designed to prevent and reduce the risk of getting cancer," said Kate Burdick, human resources manager for the Eaton facility in Everett. "We're proud to be associated with the American Cancer Society."
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from 0cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The Eaton facility in Everett is part of the company's Electrical business and employs approximately 35 people who design and manufacture photoelectric and inductive proximity sensors as well as mechanical limit switches.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.