CR Electric Brings Light to Liberty’s Relay for Life

The CR Electric crew donates time, skill and equipment to install power at the May 20-21 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Liberty Township, continuing a 16-year tradition.

“When we first started installing power for the event, 16 years ago, Liberty was the first Relay for Life in Ohio to have power,” said Jason Rubin, president of CR Electric. “Since then, we’ve set up the power in a downpour and in freezing snow, but we always get it done.”

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CR Electric crew and IBEW Local 64 members continue a long-standing tradition of setting up the power for the Liberty Relay for Life, planned for May 20-21.

For the first time CR Electric, a member contractor of NECA-IBEW Electricians, also has a Relay for Life team. They will have team members walking the full 24 hours.

 “We’ve sponsored two bounce houses and we’re bringing light towers so kids can play football in the nearby field,” Rubin said. “We want to help make this event as family-friendly and fun as possible.”

Nikki Copenhaver, marketing director and safety coordinator at CR Electric, is a Relay committee member and has seen her coworkers come together for a good cause.

“Jason does a great job with everything at the Relay,” Copenhaver said. “He asked me to be on the Relay committee, and I couldn’t say no. It really took off from there.”

Copenhaver and Rubin agree it feels right to give back to the community and continue to get more involved with Relay for Life.

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Community service projects like the Relay for Life set-up are a tradition for CR Electric and IBEW Local 64.

“It’s really a great cause,” Rubin said. “It’s nice because my kids have always been involved and it’s a good event. It gives us a good feeling to know we’re doing something to help.”

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a global fundraising initiative that brings cancer survivors, fighters and supporters together to unite in the fight against cancer.