Vernon Employees Raise $4,500 For Fight Against Cancer

The Vernon Company’s (PPAI 109323) Vernon Life Supporters team raised $4,500 for the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. The money was raised through a variety of fundraisers at the Newton, Iowa-headquartered distributor, including a silent auction with over 20 auction items, a book and bake sale, the opportunity to purchase “jeans days”, fruit and vegetable sales, pizza and walking taco lunches, and the purchase of bird and leaf cutouts for Vernon’s Tree of Hope in honor of loved ones who have or have had cancer.

“Our Vernon Life Supporters team was made up of very big-hearted individuals who were determined to make a difference in the fight to defeat cancer,” says Bruce Corlew, Vernon Life Supporter team member. “Our team has lost two former team members to cancer, and all of us have been impacted by cancer in one way or another. I am very proud and thankful for each one of our member’s efforts and the unselfish way they worked together as a team.”

Stephanie Fritz, American Cancer Society North Region community development manager, adds, “The hard work and dedication of the Vernon Company’s Vernon Life Supporters is changing lives for those who are fighting cancer. The money they raised for the American Cancer Society is going to life changing research, support and education that is saving lives.”

The Vernon Life Supporters Team includes 11 Vernon employees: Bruce Corlew, Eloise Froah, Jodi Foster, Laurie Fanning, Sommer Kibbee, Aleyna Hinderberger, Kristine Perkins, Melissa Hobbs, Natalie Chandler, Pam McCormick and Paula Zickmund.

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