CEOs Take Action in New Jersey
American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer breakfast brought leaders together in fight for more birthdays
North Brunswick, NJ – (February 21, 2013) The American Cancer Society’s New Jersey CEOs Against Cancer breakfast was hosted by Stephen Rusckowski, chief executive officer and president of Quest Diagnostics on Friday, February 15. Don Distasio of the American Cancer Society discussed the organization's upcoming 100th birthday, commending the business leaders at the table for taking bold actions to finish the fight and and make this cancer's last century.
“Many of you took real action on Cancer Prevention Study 3 -- the landmark cancer research study of our time involving 300,000 people. Atlantic Health System, Barnabas Health, Hackensack University Medical Center, Meridian Health System, Realogy, UMDNJ, Avis Budget Group, PSEG, PHH, Quest Diagnostics, BD, and New Jersey Manufacturers decided to be part of the next cancer research beakthrough by helping us reach our enrollment goals. I don’t know quite how to thank you,” said Distasio, “But I can tell you our children and grandchildren will.”
Several companies, including Realogy, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, were honored for attaining CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation because of their sustained commitment to employee health. The gold standard is one of the highest honors for healthy workplaces, focusing on policies proven to reduce cancer risk, improve early detection and screening rates, and increase access to quality cancer care including clinical trials.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.