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Cumberland Insurance Employees Raise Funds for Charity

June 1, 2009

The Cumberland Insurance Group Relay For Life team members included (L-R) Linda May, Sherrie Raws, Noel Young,
Amanda Broadwater, and Sistine Krupa. Not pictured are Laurie LaTorre and Delia Nelson.

Employees from The Cumberland Insurance Group recently participated in the Relay For Life fund-raising event on behalf of the American Cancer Society. Through the efforts of many individuals, Cumberland Insurance Group employees raised a total of $8,592 to help those in need.

The Relay was held at Cumberland County College, and Cumberland Insurance Group participants, as well as many other teams from the community, took turns walking or running around the athletic track. Each team was asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the 24-hour event.

“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, and that one day cancer will be eliminated,” said Robert P. Brady, Cumberland Insurance Group President and CEO. “I am extremely proud of everyone who helped support this effort. Each person can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones.”

While the Relay itself is a one-day event, Cumberland employees conducted fund-raising activities for 12 weeks prior to the Relay. According to Team Captain Sistine Krupa, “We raised $3,000 in-house by holding lunches, denim days, a bake sale, a flower sale, basket giveaways, and by selling pretzels, lemonade, and Rita’a Water Ice. The rest of the money was raised by team members selling signs and private donations. Our team, which included Laurie LaTorre, Amanda Broadwater, Noel Young, Sherrie Raws, Delia Nelson, and Linda May, qualified for gold team status and received a trophy for the most on-line donations.”

“Relay For Life is more than just a fund-raiser,” Krupa continued. “It’s a life-changing experience, and an opportunity for every person in the community to celebrate, remember, and fight back in the worldwide movement to end cancer. My thanks go out to all of the employees in The Cumberland Insurance Group family who gave generously, and to everyone else who helped make the Relay a tremendous success.”

“In addition to raising much needed money for a good cause, our partnership with the American Cancer Society, and many other charitable organizations, provides an excellent way to demonstrate our commitment to corporate social responsibility,” Brady continued. “It also gives our employees the opportunity to get involved in the community, have some fun, and build skills like teamwork, communication, decision making, and creativity. The Board and senior management fully support the policy of giving back to the community. It is a win/win situation for everyone involved.”

The Cumberland Insurance Group, established in 1844, is celebrating its 165th anniversary and currently serves over 120,000 policyholders in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. In 2008, the Company had Total Admitted Assets of $315,595,220 and a Policyholders’ Surplus of $140,166,468. For more information about The Cumberland Insurance Group, or to find an independent agent near you, please visit