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Employees, personally affected by cancer, support Relay for Life

                     

 

For the first time, Huhtamaki – Hammond participated in the North Lake County Relay for Life event as a participant and a corporate sponsor. More 50 employees, as well as friends and family took part in the 18-hour relay as Team Huhtamaki and it affected them all personally.

 

The team in Hammond lost a long-time employee, Isabel Hinojosa, to cancer on April 6, while actually preparing for the event. Only eight months earlier, 10-year employee  Todd Hintz, lost his fight on September 2, 2015. The facility is also home to several proud cancer survivors, most of whom participated in the event on June 4.

 

As a corporate sponsor, Huhtamaki donated $2500 for the event while employees committed to raising an extra $1,000 for the relay.  Huhtamaki and members of USW Local 645 worked closely together to ensure Team Huhtamaki’s fundraising goal was not only met but far surpassed. 

 

Through donations, raffles, team and individual fundraiser events, Team Huhtamaki raised a total of $6,683 and ranked #1 out of the 31 teams in the 2016 American Cancer Society - North Lake County event.  The team is still fundraising to continue assisting the American Cancer Society achieve its overall goal by August 31.

 

Congratulations to Hammond for their tremendous effort and support for such an important cause.

 

You can support their continued fund raising effort by visiting the Team Huhtamaki / American Cancer Society page.

 

Read more about the event
Fight goes on against cancer- article in the Northwest Indiana Times