ShareFile Employees Volunteer for Relay for Life
As you may have read in several previous blog posts, Citrix employees across the map are given the opportunity to take a paid day off work to volunteer for a community organization in need. This past week, I was able to participate in the Citrix Global Day of Impact for Relay for Life of Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP in Raleigh.
For those unfamiliar, Relay for Life is a fundraising event organized in communities across the globe by the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out around a track, while members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event. Walkers honor the people in their life who have been affected by the disease – survivors, those who are fighting the disease, and those who have already lost the battle. Relay is a family-friendly environment, catering to the entire community with an array of food, games, and activities to provide entertainment and fundraising. With cancer now a leading cause of death in the world, money raised at the event goes towards research, treatment, and awareness of the disease.
The ShareFile Relay for Life team took part in fundraising efforts by holding a bake sale at our Raleigh office, raising $440 in one morning! We also accepted personal donations prior to the event. The night of Relay, we set up a campsite where we held a cornhole tournament for attendees to participate in, which was a success. We also assisted with general logistics and the Kids Walk portion of the event, which included monitoring the bounce house for children and assisting with crafts and games. The only downfall of the evening was the weather – it stormed off and on, causing the event to end early at 9 pm.
Despite the stormy weather, Relay for Life of Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP was an extremely successful event, raising an overall total of $136,440 for the American Cancer Society! With every donation large or small, the American Cancer Society is one step closer to finding a cure. We here at ShareFile are very honored to have helped Relay for Life as a part of our corporate citizenship initiative.
Check out the photos below to see how much fun we had Relaying for a Cure!