ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia Power employees are involved in the 19th annual Run for the Reason. They have already raised $1.6 million to date through 350-mile, two day relay race across the Peach State.
For the 19th consecutive year, Georgia Power employees are running across the state to fight cancer during the annual Run for the Reason relay. This year, 18 employees will reverse the established nonstop, cross-state route and begin at Georgia Power headquarters in Atlanta, and end on the coast at St. Simons Island.
Employees expect to raise more than $75,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Georgia Power runners have logged more than 7,000 miles and raised more than $1.6 million to aid cancer research.
Key milestones along the run include:
Cordele: 10:45 a.m.; April 21
Tifton: 4:50 p.m.; April 21
Waycross: 5:00 a.m.; April 22
Brunswick 11:15 a.m.; April 22
St. Simons: 1:30 p.m.; April 22
"Georgia Power participants run in memory of loved ones lost to cancer, in support of those currently fighting the battle and in celebration of survivors of cancer. However, the 2016 event will carry a special meaning," said Jimmy Zerkus, project manager.
"This year we are running not only for all of those impacted by cancer, but for members of our Georgia Power relay team," said project manager Bruce Feiman. "Over the last year, two of our original runners have been battling cancer – we are dedicating this year's run to them and all cancer survivors."
Georgia Power invites social fans to follow photos and videos of the cross-state relay on Twitter (@GeorgiaPower) using #PowerfulRun and on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower).
To donate to ACS in support of the Run for the Reason, visit the team's fundraising page.