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:
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.