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United Against Cancer: UTC Employees Raise $120,000 for Annual Relay For Life Event!


Each year, United Technologies and its employees are proud to partner with the American Cancer Society (ACS) through organizing a Relay For Life event. This year marked the ninth consecutive year UTC partnered with the ACS through supporting this event, which took place at UTC’s Farmington campus on Friday, Sep. 8.

The fundraising goal for this year was set at $75,000, and due to the efforts of the 16 teams that signed up to participate, that goal was surpassed with more than $120,000 raised. Proceeds support cancer research as well as patient care, education and advocacy.

Listed below are the top five fundraising teams this year:

1. Team FLP: $25, 577
2. Pratt & Whitney Cold Classic Engineering: $13,003
3. Pratt & Whitney Hot Section Engineering: $10,493
4. UTC Tax Department: $7,515
5. Pratt & Whitney CSMC Strong: $6,285

During the Relay, special team superlatives were awarded; each team received a mini-grant of several hundred dollars. Winners included:

 Largest Team Presence: Pratt & Whitney CSMC Strong
 Top Funding Team: Team FLP
 Most Social Team: HR Total Rewards
 Most Spirited Team: Quality Who Do You Know?
 Spirit of Relay:
 UTC Tax
 Pratt & Whitney SDCI/MD/EPI Team
 Pratt & Whitney Global Supply Chain
 Pratt & Whitney SEV team
 UTAS WLOX Walking Warriors
 UT Walking DigITs
 Pratt & Whitney Hot Section Engineering
 Pratt & Whitney Cold Classic Engineering

In 2017, UTC employees raised more than $330,000 for Relay for Life nationwide and more than $2.9 million in Connecticut since 2009.