For the last 19 years, the employees of Georgia Power have elected to join in the fight against cancer by helping to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Running continuously without taking a break from Atlanta to St. Simons Island, a total of 350 miles, the 18-person relay team completed their goal in two days. Over the years, after running more than 7,000 miles combined, the annual Run for the Reason efforts has raised well over one million dollars to contribute to cancer research.
This year, the company’s expectations were to raise in excess of $75,000 as their volunteer relay runners made their way through the towns of Jonesboro, Griffin, Barnesville, Forsyth, Macon, Perry, Cordele, Tifton, Waycross, and Brunswick before making it to their final destination. The event wrapped up with a two-mile run/walk that all employees and community members were invited to take part in.
“This year we are running not only for all of those impacted by cancer, but for members of our Georgia Power relay team,” said Bruce Feiman, project manager at Georgia Power and a co-organizer of the run. “Over the last year, two of our original runners have been battling cancer – we are dedicating this year’s run to them and all cancer survivors.”
Georgia Power has a history of showing support to finding a cure for cancer, having several employees that also participate in statewide Relay For Life events.
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