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Corporate Impact Award: Award of Excellence

The Corporate Impact Award: Award of Excellence honors a company that supports the American Cancer Society’s mission in a variety of ways, including corporate and employee giving, customer engagement, and volunteerism while demonstrating a commitment to the promotion of employee health and wellness benefits, policies, and programs. In addition, the company’s executive leadership supports the engagement through participation in such initiatives as the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer or other local volunteer leadership roles.

State Farm Insurance is the recipient of the 2011 Corporate Impact Award: Award of Excellence. Within this year’s Corporate Impact Awards Series, State Farm’s is the highest such company commendation presented by the Society.

State Farm is being honored for its leadership in corporate and employee giving; for customer engagement and volunteerism; for having demonstrated a commitment to employee health and wellness benefits, policies, programs, and promotion; and for its senior leadership’s support of American Cancer Society initiatives and volunteer opportunities.

With more than 80 million insurance policies in place across the United States and Canada, Bloomington, Illinois-headquartered State Farm Insurance has been the number one auto insurer in the United States since 1942, and it has held the same distinction in the home insurance market since the 1960s.

In 2008, State Farm elected to offer its employees the phone-based smoking cessation counseling service now known as the American Cancer Society Quit For Life® Program, managed and operated by Alere Wellbeing. State Farm’s employee participation rate has become one of the highest among all companies using the service.

To further address the health care burden of smoking, State Farm implemented a smoke-free policy on all company properties nationwide in 2010.

Three years ago, State Farm joined the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® National Team Program, and in 2010, the company had assembled in excess of 200 teams nationally, encompassing more than 1,800 participants among employees, families, and friends. As a result, State Farm has contributed more than $540,000 annually to the American Cancer Society’s fight for every birthday in every community.