ABX Air Top Team in Ohio's Relay For Life
Team ABX raised over $70,000 for the American Cancer Society
WILMINGTON, OH - Nov. 4, 2005 - The ABX Air (NASDAQ-NM:ABXA) Relay for Life team officially was recognized at a recent dinner ceremony as the top team in Ohio, raising more money than any other Relay for Life team.
"We had a great team again this year and a lot of support from ABX and the community," said Cindy Wilson, ABX Air team co-captain.
"Not only was ABX the top team in Ohio, we are in the top 10 nationwide," added Janell Smart, also an ABX Air team co-captain.
Four of the nation's top teams were from Ohio, making it the division with the most of these outstanding teams.
The ABX Air Team works all year to promote the cause and raise money for their team. By holding pancake breakfasts, craft sales and other events, as well as collecting pledges for walking in the Relay for Life event, the team gets the whole ABX family involved in raising funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Additionally, funds donated by employees to the ACS as part of the company's fall charity drive go to the team's funds - a strategy the ACS is promoting to other companies this year.
"This is truly a company-wide effort led by a strong team of dedicated volunteers," said ABX Air President and CEO Joe Hete. "We are proud of their efforts and their accomplishments."
The ABX Air Relay for Life team is comprised of two co-captains and 13 team members. They are already working toward next year's Relay event to be held in June next year at the Clinton County Fair Grounds.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. For more information visit www.cancer.org.
ABX Air, Inc. is a cargo airline with a fleet of 115 in-service aircraft that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 18 hubs throughout the United States. ABX Air became an independent public company effective August 16, 2003, as a result of the separation from its former parent company, Airborne, Inc., which was acquired by DHL Worldwide Express B. V. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort center staffing to DHL Express (USA), Inc., ABX Air provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 9,000 employees, ABX Air is the largest employer in a several county area in southwestern Ohio.