Date: September 6, 2007
Eaton Donates $3,500 To The American Cancer Society; Local Employees Raise An Additional $4,200
WATERTOWN, Wis. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $3,500 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Funds will be used to support the Relay for Life event. In addition, Eaton’s Watertown, Wis., employees raised an additional $4,200 by holding various fundraising activities in the local facility and throughout the community.
“There is a high level of employee engagement at Eaton,” said Michelle Povlich, American Cancer Society’s community relations staff partner, Relay For Life event in Watertown. “This money will go a long way in achieving our mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.”
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs to benefit the 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. Last year, Eaton’s Relay For Life team raised more than $79,000.
“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 Cornelia Coles, plant manager, Eaton’s Watertown facility. “We’re proud to be associated with the American Cancer Society and all the important work they do.”
Eaton’s Watertown facility, part of the company’s Electrical Group, employs approximately 290 people who manufacture printed circuit board assemblies, meters, relays and enclosed drives for the electrical industrial, commercial and construction markets.
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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.