Gershow Employees Participate in Event to Honor Memory of Loved One Who Passed Away from Cancer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
Who: Tanya Pottinger, Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling
Members of “Patsy’s Gang,” comprised of Gershow employees and their family members
Representatives from American Cancer Society
What: Gershow Recycling is donating $2,500 to the American Cancer Society during the Sayville Relay for Life, a two-day event which celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, and remembers those loved ones lost to the deadly disease. Gershow employees and members of “Patsy’s Gang” will be on hand to present the check to members of the American Cancer Society.
Tanya Pottinger, Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling, will be one of the speakers at a ceremony preceding the event. She will be joined by members of Patsy’s Gang, which achieved Gold Team status for raising over $5,000.
Patsy’s Gang is comprised of Gershow employee Rich Ruoff, his father-in-law Joe LePage and Mr. LePage’s two daughters, Mary Bertuccio, whose husband Peter manages Gershow’s Bay Shore facility, and Patricia Ruoff, Mr. Ruoff’s wife. The group is named in honor of Mr. LePage’s wife, Patsy, who passed away four and a half years ago from cancer.
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Where: Sayville Middle School
291 Johnson Avenue, Sayville, NY
Directions: Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to Exit 50A (toward Bohemia/Sayville/Johnson Ave.). Take Johnson Avenue south. Go 0.3 mile. Sayville Middle School is on the left-hand side.
Photo Ops: Ms. Pottinger addressing the participants before the start of the Relay. Ms. Pottinger and members of Patsy’s Gang presenting the check to American Cancer Society representatives.
Started in 1964 by Sam Gershowitz, Gershow Recycling began as a two man operation with a tractor and trailer, a boom truck and the first portable car flattener. Now with the second generation carrying on the legacy, Gershow generates over 750 jobs, contributing millions of dollars to the local economy, while helping to preserve Long Island’s environment. Gershow Recycling takes aluminum, brass, copper, steel, cast iron, appliances, cars and vehicles. In keeping with its philosophy of “Conserving the Future by Recycling the Past,” Gershow Recycling purchases scrap metal that would have otherwise wound up in local landfills, and turns them into high-quality scrap products for recycling. The company produces both ferrous and non-ferrous products.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.