Delaware furniture store shifts focus to raise funds for The American Cancer Society

 (Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

(Nichelle Polston/WHYY)

One retail giant makes it it’s business to raise money each quarter for different causes and this  quarter the fundraiser hits close to home for a Wilmington store.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which sheds light on all cancers, was the chosen cause for Raymour & Flanigan Furniture this time around and the showroom on Concord Pike has raised a total of $1,600.

Breast Cancer survivor and showroom manager Joyce Proctor joined her co-workers and area businesses as they all worked to raise awareness. 

“I work for a company that gave me support at that time. They were in awe of my resilence during my treatment. I continued to work probably above my capacity because I believed in my heart that I wanted to win,” Proctor said. 

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According to Proctor, Relay has raised more than $5 billion to fight cancer since 1985 and the goal is keep money flowing to organizations dedicated to supporting those with cancer.

“We all know that we earn a living by what we get but we earn a life by what we give and it’s not just Raymour’s mission but it’s my mission to continue to give back,” Proctor said.

The store presented their donation check to officials from the American Cancer Society on Tuesday.

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