R2 RENDEZVOUS FOR RELAY

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Jacksonville, FL – May 7, 2012

relay1Associates from R2’s headquarters and Jacksonville operations office came together on Saturday, May 5th to help the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life sell luminaries at their Jacksonville Beach event. Twenty one teams which consisted of 147 people participated in the event which raised $15,830 towards the Relay for Life.

The Relay for Life is an overnight relay-style event where teams of people camp out around a track and members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States gather to take part in the event and raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Along with assisting the Relay for Life in selling luminaries, R2 was also a corporate sponsor for the event. The Luminaria Ceremony is an after dark portion of the relay where those who have been touched by cancer are remembered either in memory or in honor. Candles, or LED lights, are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence as the names of those remembered are being read.

“It was a pleasure to take part in the Relay for Life event which serves our community in such a special way and has such dedicated workers. It was touching to see the luminaries and to assist in honoring the memory of loved ones who battled cancer, ” stated Maureen Seibler, R2 Finance Supervisor. Other R2 associates supporting with the Relay for Life event included Houston Leach, Corey Morris, and Jeff Schroeder.

About R2 Logistics, Inc.

R2 Logistics, Inc. is a third-party logistics company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.  The company works with over 20,000 transportation providers nationwide.  R2 Logistics delivers industry-leading services through three primary operating branches. These branches focus primarily on full truckload transportation, as well as services including less-than-truckload (LTL), expedited freight, intermodal, certified hazardous material, specialized hauling and supply chain management. For more information about R2 Logistics, visit www.r2logisticsteam.com.