Continuing with the company’s culture of corporate social responsibility, NTC will fight against cancer by joining an international movement at a local level when the company participates in Relay For Life for the sixth year in a row.
PALM HARBOR, Fla., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — NTC will join the fight against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Palm Harbor/ Tarpon Springs event for the sixth consecutive year. The 6-hour event will begin on Friday, April 24 at 6:00 pm at Palm Harbor University High School (1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor). This year’s Relay For Life Palm Harbor Tarpon Springs has 25 participating teams who have collectively raised nearly $25,000 so far.
Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and aids in the fight against cancer. NTC’s lifetime total donation to the American Cancer Society is $55,226.29, not including what the company will donate this year. NTC has set a fundraising goal of $12,000 – through fundraising events including a Valentine’s Day bake sale and a St. Patrick’s Day party, NTC has been able to raise close to $8,000 so far, putting NTC’s Relay For Life Team past the halfway point in their overall fundraising goal. The company will hold the following upcoming fundraising events in advance of the main Relay For Life Palm Harbor/ Tarpon Springs event:
- Corn Toss Tournament – This kid-friendly event will be held at Ozona Pig (311 Orange St., Palm Harbor) on Saturday, April 11 from 11 am to 5 pm. There will be a kids and adult costume contest with great prizes, frozen t-shirt prizes, food, drinks and superheroes;
- Bingo Night – This adults-only event will take place at Blur Nightclub (325 Main St, Dunedin) on Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
This year’s theme for Relay for Life Palm Harbor/ Tarpon Springs is superheroes. NTC’s team, the NTC X-Men, consists of about 35 employees and is led by co-captains Erika Lance and April O’Brien. Lance is the team’s highest earner and is also the second-highest earner of all Relay For Life participants, having raised $2,600 to-date.
“We have made a commitment to being responsible corporate Palm Harbor citizens, and Relay for Life helps us honor that commitment,” says Lance. “By participating [in Relay For Life], we are able to join the fight against cancer and raise funds for a cause we are passionate about.”
Involvement with Relay For Life, and thus a search for the cure for cancer, has become a backbone of NTC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Many NTC staff members have experienced the loss of a loved one due to cancer, making the company’s participation all the more personal. While NTC participates in many community events throughout the year, Relay For Life is the largest employee-volunteer event that NTC sponsors, and employee involvement has grown each year.
Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, began in 1985 when Tacoma-based colorectal surgeon Dr. Gordon Klatt walked around the track at the at the University of Puget Sound for 24 hours in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, the event has grown to a worldwide movement with over 5,000 Relay for Life events taking place across 20 countries each year. To date, Relay For Life has raised over $5 billion for the American Cancer Society. Funds are used to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers. (1)
Cancer mortality rates have been dropping in men and women since the 1990’s, which indicates that cancer research supported by fundraising events such as Relay for Life are paying off. However, there is still more work to do. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. (2) Cancer causes twice as many deaths as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The World Health Organization projects that “without immediate action, the global number of deaths from cancer will increase by nearly 80% by 2030.” (3)
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About Nationwide Title Clearing:
Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC) is a privately-owned leading research and document-processing service provider to the residential mortgage industry. NTC services mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, including eight of the top 10 residential mortgage servicers in the country, resulting in an expansion that is also tied to its contribution to its industry and its local community. NTC ranked number 13 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards list of fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay, and number 2,097 on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. NTC also won the Inc. Hire Power award for the second consecutive year in 2013 for putting Americans back to work. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.nwtc.com.
1. “Relay for Life.” Wikipedia, 12 Mar. 2015. Web. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relay_For_Life.
2. “Cancer Statistics 2015.” American Cancer Society. Web. cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/cancerfactsfigures2015/index.
3. “World Cancer Day.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 Feb. 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/worldcancerday/.
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