Alfa Cares Campaign Raises Nearly $210K For American Cancer Society
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (November 10, 2015) -Alfa’s goal to honor fighters and celebrate cancer survivors in October exceeded expectations. Thanks to collaborative efforts among Home Office employees; Service Center staff in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi; and countless customers’ generosity, the company raised $209,351.92 for the American Cancer Society (ACS).Back to Press Releases
“The outpouring of donations has been overwhelming, but it’s not surprising,” Alfa Insurance® President Jimmy Parnell said of the Alfa Cares fundraising campaign’s results. “Our employees and customers are very giving. They understand just how important it is to help cancer patients and finding new and better ways to combat this disease.”
The Alfa Cares campaign began Sept. 30 with a commitment from Alfa Insurance to match up to $25,000 in donations to ACS. Employees and customers quickly met this challenge, and the Alfa Insurance Board of Directors voted to increase the corporate match up to $100,000 from the Alfa Foundation. Donations were collected at the Home Office, in more than 320 Service Centers and online at AlfaCares.com.
Julia Meyers, corporate relations account manager for ACS Mid-South Division, said she was ecstatic to see the final donation total.
“Generous gifts like this are what provide us with the resources we need to encourage an increase in the number of cancer survivors year after year, ” Meyers said. “We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer, and thanks to this incredible donation from the Alfa Foundation, we can help even more people receive the support they need.”
Alfa Insurance leaders also participated in separate community projects during October to raise money for breast cancer awareness through ACS. Executive Vice President of Marketing Al Dees was the top fundraising ambassador in the Real Men Wear Pink of Montgomery project, while Alabama District Managers Chris Burgreen and Laine Wooden were ambassadors in the same program in the Shoals and South Alabama. Dees raised $13,085; Burgreen raised $10,224; and Wooden raised $4,159 for their respective Real Men Wear Pink campaigns.
To view photos and other materials from the Alfa Cares campaign, visit AlfaCares.com.