Siemens Designated 2012 ‘Corporate Hometown Hero’ by American Cancer Society
May 18, 2012
Award recognizes Delaware site’s efforts to help fight cancer
The Glasgow, Delaware campus of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics was presented today with a ‘Corporate Hometown Hero’ award from the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division. The recognition was one of several honors presented to local community and corporate leaders who have partnered with the Society to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Siemens is a longstanding supporter of the Society in its mission to help fight cancer through fundraising, advocacy and education.
The Siemens Glasgow designation resulted from the campus’ steady success year over year raising funds for and awareness about breast cancer through several signature Society initiatives. For over 10 years, the site has supported and participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® event, raising over $20,000 each year. In 2009, the Siemens location received the Society’s ‘Cup of Hope’ trophy for its fundraising efforts as a flagship sponsor, and last year, collaborated with nearby Siemens Energy colleagues in Maryland to bring in nearly $30,000 in donations. In 2011, Siemens became a national partner of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program, with 10 key sponsored U.S. cities and 57 coordinated corporate ‘walk teams’ in locations across the country.
Beginning in 2002, Siemens Glasgow also started a Relay For Life® team to participate in the overnight relay-style event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research, education and patient services programs. Each year, local employee support is built through a series of promotional emails, onsite events, posters and more. As much as $15,000 is expected to be raised by Glasgow in 2012.
“Glasgow employees have been incredibly loyal and supportive, whether monetarily, by volunteering at fundraising events or through sponsoring a team member,” said Ed Leonard, Site Leader for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in Glasgow. “We are honored to receive this distinction, knowing that it symbolizes our passion and longstanding commitment to help end cancer.”
For more information about the American Cancer Society, please visit: www.cancer.org.
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The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.