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For Immediate Release
RALEIGH, NC - 10/08/2019
Contact: Robert L. Ford,

Perdue Farms' Lewiston, N.C., Associates Continue Legacy of Giving to the American Cancer Society

Clint Rivers, president and chief executive officer of Wayne Farms LLC

Perdue Farms' Lewiston, N.C., Associates Continue Legacy of Giving to the American Cancer Society

Associates deliver nearly $143,000 to ACS and raise total giving to more than $1.4 million

SALISBURY, MD (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) – Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Lewiston, N.C., and the American Cancer Society celebrated their 25-year partnership in the fight against cancer with the associates presenting a check for $143,000 in support of the Bertie County Relay For Life.

Perdue Farms has been supporting the Bertie County event since 1995. Since 2001, associates in Lewiston have raised more than $1.4 million. This year, the Lewiston associates placed in the Top 10 in the nation for their Relay For Life team fund-raising efforts. In past years, this team has won various prestigious national and regional awards and recognition for their contributions to the American Cancer Society.

"Associates here in Lewiston have a long history of generosity and support for the Bertie County Relay for Life,"
said Jeff Stalls, director of Perdue operations in Lewiston.

"Their compassion and giving spirit in support of the American Cancer Society mission never ceases to amaze me. They truly reflect our company’s commitment to make our communities a better place to live."

The commitment to fighting cancer doesn’t stop in North Carolina. In fact, Perdue Farms’ associates across the company’s footprint are leading the fight against cancer as a member of the American Cancer Society Partners Against Cancer program.

"Partners Against Cancer like Perdue Farms continue to make a tremendous impact for the work of the American Cancer Society, helping us strive for a world free from cancer,"
said Dan Thorpe, executive director of the American Cancer Society.

"The Lewiston plant in particular has had a long relationship with ACS and made a substantial impact through their support. We remain eternally grateful for the incredible efforts put forth by Perdue associates each year."