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KOA Incentive for Relay for Life

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KOA, Kampgrounds of America is 56-years-old with more than 500 campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada. KOA has been a part of relay for life for years now. This year, they are doing something a little more special with the event. While KOA has always been a part of Relay for Life, this year, the company is doing something a little different. "Instead of writing out a blank check and say here we'll just give that. What they're doing is a little bit different. For everyone who signs up for the relay, KOA will donate 500 dollars to that," said Peggy Olson, with KOA Assistant Development.

For each KOA employe who signs up for the relay, the company will donate $500. Olson said, "I thought this was a great incentive because it will really prove to K-O-A that all of us here, want to be here, we want to be part of the relay."

Employees believe just a few hours of your time is all KOA is asking for. "If the company is willing to put up 500 per person, I think an hour or two out of your time, you don't have to stay the full six hours, but come for a couple of hours and just take part and show this community that KOA believes in a cure for cancer," explained Director of Accounting, Yvonne Rey.

KOA employees who have participated in the relay also told KULR-8 that experiencing Relay for Life in person is inspiring. Kimberly Ruhter, the Administrative Assistant for Company Owned Properties said, "To be able to cheer on those survivors as most are walking, some aren't able to walk, they are in their wheelchairs. If you're able to cheer those on, it's a bone-chilling experience and just so inspiring to see how hard they are working, and how hard they're fighting for life, and future, and their families."

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