The City of Suffolk has received a number one ranking thanks to City employees giving back to their community. The City was the top fundraising team at Suffolk’s American Cancer Society Rockin’ Relay for Life event held May 16, 2014, and May 17, 2014.
City employees’ various fundraising events brought in $34,904.43 of donations for the American Cancer Society. The event as a whole raised $243,674 with 69 teams participating. Employees participated and hosted a number of events throughout the year including the Suffolk Relay for Life Golf Tournament, bake sales, raffles, and more.
Each year, more than 4 million people come together at Relay for Life events around the world to support the American Cancer Society and help the fight against cancer. Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has invested more than $3.9 billion in cancer research.