Several Texas Farm Credit employees have vowed that they won’t rest until they raise at least $5,000 to fight cancer.

Their team will walk through the night during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Northwest Corpus Christi on May 2-3. The 12-hour fundraising event will also include a luminaria-lighting ceremony and laps for cancer survivors and caregivers.

“The American Cancer Society is a phenomenal local resource,” said Jennifer Sleight, the team captain and senior accountant at Texas Farm Credit’s Robstown administrative office. “The organization and its volunteers give support to people with cancer and their caregivers, drive people to treatments, and provide many services to help them have the best quality of life. This is something we really stand behind.”

As a customer-owned rural lending cooperative, Texas Farm Credit supports the cooperative principle of giving back to its communities. The co-op has made a $2,500 donation to sponsor the Relay for Life, and invites supporters to make additional donations or to sponsor a luminaria in honor of a cancer survivor or loved one at the team’s website at http://bit.ly/TFCrelayteam. Donations fight cancer by funding research, education and support programs.

The Relay for Life of Northwest Corpus Christi will take place from 7 p.m. May 2 through 7 a.m. May 3 at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. in Robstown.