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Date: November 2, 2006
Eaton Donates $10,000 to American Cancer Society
ATHENS, Georgia … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $10,000 to benefit the local American Cancer Society. The funds will be used to support community education and prevention programs.
“There is a high level of employee engagement at Eaton,” said Julie Cheney, community manager, American Cancer Society’s Clarke County 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 strong commitment to the American Cancer Society. From 2004 to 2005, Eaton donated $12,000 to the organization and this year employees sponsored a car show named “Cruisin for a Cure” in honor of a fellow-employee who died from cancer in 2005. Over 50 cars and 20 motorcycles were included in the show. Due to its success, Eaton plans to hold the event every year.
“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 Katye Walker, human resources manager, Eaton’s Athens facility. “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 cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Eaton’s Athens facility, part of the company’s automotive business, employs approximately 220 people who are involved in the manufacture of automotive Superchargers.
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.