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Essity’s Bowling Green manufacturing location recently held a check presentation event with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana.During the presentation, four employees, officially donated to the Alzheimer's Association the $1,000 prize they earned after meeting a series of goals in Essity's year-long Safety Index Program.
Craig Cyphers, Environmental Health & Safety leader for Bowling Green, said the company-wide Safety Index Program is a proactive initiative with a "goal to eliminate accidents before they happen."
"It's a fun competition between the lines to see who can collect the most points throughout the year by completing safety-oriented tasks," he said. "We recognize the teams that meet their quarterly goal and recognize an overall winning team at the end of the year."
"Debbie, Dale, Kevin and David decided they wanted the money to go to the Alzheimer's Association," said Craig. "As program manager, I can't tell you how happy and overwhelmed I was with their generosity and big hearts that they were willing to help someone else. We are very proud of that team and their decision to do what they did."
Each of the Line 6 team members had a personal experience with Alzheimer's that involved a family member or a close loved one and felt strongly about donating to this cause.
Essity's Bowling Green location participates in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" as well as "Relay for Life" through the American Cancer Society each year. Several fundraising events occur to try and raise money for both causes.
"The Line 6 employees helped us get a kick start on our fundraising efforts for 2019," said Kelly Sturgeon, Special Events Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association - Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter.
Pictured from left to right: David Droge, Kevin Miller, Kelly Sturgeon (Special Events Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association-Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter), Debbie Woods and Dale Talley.