Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 4, 2015
home news sports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » November 13, 2003 » Carbon Senior Scene » Emery Telcom joins communities in fundraiser to fight aga...
Published 4,343 days ago

Emery Telcom joins communities in fundraiser to fight against cancer

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

In communities where much of the commerce grew from mining, residents recently dug deep-not into the earth to find energy resources, but into their pocketbooks to help save lives.

Emery Telcom organized a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to muster up $5,000 dollars from caring citizens, businesses and organizations. In addition, the company contributed another $5,000 to the cause-bringing the total to $10,000.

"When you consider the average household income here is significantly lower than the average found along the Wasatch Front, it just goes to show you how generous and compassionate the local residents truly are," said Greg Killpack, CEO and general manager of Emery Telcom. Killpack adds, "A lot of people are affected by this horrible disease. They are our families, friends and neighbors. We felt this was the most appropriate way to help ensure that hope lives."

This sentiment was shared and expressed by many from in and outside the community.

Dick Nourse, KSL television news anchorman and cancer survivor, and Dr. Saundra Buys from the Huntsman Cancer Institute demonstrated their support by addressing the audience and sharing their insights on the fight against cancer.

Senator Orrin Hatch, who was tied up in Washington D.C., also sent a representative to show his support for the effort.

Dori Kelsch, the area director for the South Eastern Utah District of the American Cancer Society stated, "Everyday people in our community are affected by cancer, everyday someone is diagnosed with cancer, and everyday someone loses their life to this dreaded disease. This year 6,200 Utahns will hear the words 'you have cancer'.

"If not for the incredible generosity of each individual in our community we could not support our life-saving mission and our friends, neighbors and relatives may be the next to hear those dreaded words."

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Carbon Senior Scene  
November 13, 2003
Recent Focus
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us