Fikes Companies Team Up to Support the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life

April 10, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Fikes Staff, Family, and Contractors Come Together to Celebrate, Remember & Fight Back

Hope, AR … The Fikes Family of Companies will be participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event taking place at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope on April 27, 2012. Fikes employees, staff, family members and contractors have formed a team of "Fikes Fighters" to participate in the relay event. This will be the 13th year that Fikes Companies has supported the Relay For Life event with a team. Fikes employees raise additional funds for the American Cancer Society with several independent initiatives, the largest of which is the "Taco Salad Supper" and silent auction, held a few weeks before the Relay event. This year, Fikes raised just over $2,000 in additional funds for the American Cancer Society.

"The sense of community that is created with a Relay For Life event is inspiring." Says Gary Salisbury, President & CEO. "It's important to us to raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives."

Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. During the course of the event Fikes will help bystanders and participants pass the time with their Karaoke for the Cure tent.

Wendy McKamie, Fikes Recruiting Coordinator adds "Karaoke for the Cure not only raises more money for the cause, but it offers participants something fun to do all night between shifts on the track. We also really enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie it creates with the people around town and our own co-workers."

Interested in joining the "Fikes Fighters" or helping out with the Relay For Life event? Please contact Wendy McKamie at 1-800-TO-FIKES (1-800-863-4537.) With 30 years on the road, Fikes Truck Line is well known as a flatbed and open deck specialist. Today, the truck line's sister companies, FTL Logistics and FTL Custom Commodities add capacity and diversify the equipment base to handle a broader range of transportation requirements from coast-to-coast.