Date: May 24, 2007
Eaton Donates $1,500 To Johnston County Relay For LifeTM
SELMA, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $1,500 to benefit the Johnston County Relay For Life™, the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society (ACS). ACS 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.
“This money will help increase awareness of cancer and contribute to our mission of educating and supporting survivors,” said Pat Penny, chairperson, Johnston County’s 2007 Relay For Life. “We are very grateful for Eaton’s generous donation.”
The donation supports Eaton’s strong commitment to the ACS. To date, the Eaton Relay for Life team at the Selma facility has raised $3,050 for ACS through various fundraising events supported by Eaton employees. In addition, employees are organizing a team to participate in the 2007 Relay for Life, a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship, give hope and raise money for research and programs. During the event, teams of people will take turns walking or running laps around the track. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times over the 18-hour event to show that cancer never sleeps. Seventy-five teams and 400 survivors are expected to participate in this year’s event.
“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 Lori Tyler, supervisor, Human Resources, Eaton’s Selma facility. “We’re proud to be associated with the work of the American Cancer Society.”
Eaton’s Selma facility, part of the company’s Electrical Group, manufactures an extensive line of vehicle controls and commercial switch products. Approximately 200 people work at the site.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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 61,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.