Perdue Farms donating thousands to American Cancer Society today

Perdue Farms American Cancer Society donation in 2018

LEWISTON, NC (WITN) - A local company has raised some of the most money in the country to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Perdue Farms in Bertie County is donating $143,000 to the American Cancer Society today.

The money is in support of Bertie County's Relay for Life campaign.

Relay for Life is a cancer charity walk that happens at thousands of locations across the country each year and raises money to improve cancer survival rates and the quality of life for patients and caretakers.

This year, Perdue Farms placed in the top 10 in the nation for their fundraising efforts.

For the last 18 years, the company has raised nearly $1.5 Million for the cause.