Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
It takes a lot of fudge and raffle tickets to raise over $18 thousand, but that’s exactly how Ralph’s FoodFair raised the $18,530.66 they presented to the American Cancer Society last week. Assistant Store Manager David Sullivan explained that the store raised the money they donated by selling candy, along with raffle tickets for high dollar items like a riding lawnmower, televisions, and even a washer and dryer.
With the COVID-19 crisis impacting a lot of the in-person fundraising events, the donation is even more important to the American Cancer Society, explained local ACS Relay for Life sponsorship chair Becky Walker.
“To Relay, this year, is has a greater significance than most years,” Walker said. “Because of COVID, the American Cancer Society is looking at a shortfall. So for a sponsor like Ralph’s to be able to raise money during that time, we can fund lodging (for patients undergoing treatment and their families) and research.”
“The ACS is down about $200 million for research and services,” she added.
Sullivan said he and the staff at FoodFair were honored to be able to do their part to support the American Cancer Society.
“Hopefully someday soon they will find a cure,” Sullivan said.
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