Village Farms Raises over $10,000; Wins Pepsi Corporate Spirit Award
- by Anne Allen
DELTA, BC - Last week, the Village Farms team came together to raise awareness for the Run for the Cure event in Surrey, BC. The company raised more than $10,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. In addition, Village Farms took home the Pepsi Corporate Spirit Award as the top fundraising corporate team at the event.
“It was really inspiring to see everyone come together; the response and support for this cause was overwhelming. Everyone was ecstatic that we received the Corporate Spirit Award and we’re really looking forward to seeing how we can grow even more next year!” said Lindsay Baldrey, Village Farms Foreign Worker Coordinator and team captain who spearheaded the fundraising efforts for the company.
The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5K or 1K walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. According to a press release, it is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. A team from Village Farms participated in the run, led by VP & Regional Facility Manager of Village Farms Delta, Dirk de Jong.
“A huge thank you goes out to all the staff in our U.S. and Canada offices, as well as the packhouse and greenhouse workers, and our foreign workers who generously donated toward this important cause that we hope one day will find a cure,” concluded Baldrey.
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