News Roundup

10.18.2019: Cancer Research Is On The Ballot This November

This month, McKesson hosted a presentation from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network to present the merits of state agency Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). CPRIT is the second largest funder of cancer research in the nation, and was created in 2007 by voters to invest $3 billion in cancer research and prevention in Texas.  D CEO Magazine

5.28.2019: North Texas Chapter Pledge to fund Hope Lodge Dallas

The American Cancer Society today announced its North Texas CEOs Against Cancer chapter will raise funds for a year of operating expenses for Hope Lodge Dallas, a free lodging facility for patients seeking treatment at any of Dallas’ premier medical centers.  Read the press release here and D CEO Magazine

5.7.2019: Hope Lodge Dallas Groundbreaking

The American Cancer Society broke ground on the American Cancer Society Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge, a 50 room no-cost lodging facility for cancer patients that have to travel for treatment.  The lodge will be located on property donated by Baylor Scott & White Health, adjacent to its Baylor University Medical Center campus, and is expected to open in early 2021.  Dallas Morning News, ABC WFAA, D CEO Magazine, and Fort Worth Business Press.

3.11.2019: Bell Opens New Employee Clinic: Dallas Business Journal

Bell gets creative and prioritizes employee health with newly opened clinic.  Read the Dallas Business Journal article here.

2.19.2019: AT&T Recognized by National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recognized six honorees with the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the Unites States.

The 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations who dedicate their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives to reach the national goal of regularly screening 80% of adults age 50 or over for colorectal cancer. Over 1,700 organizations, including medical professional societies, academic centers, survivor groups, government agencies, cancer coalitions, cancer centers, and payers have signed a pledge to make this goal a priority. The 80% by 2018 initiative concluded at the end of 2018, but a new campaign, 80% in Every Community, is being launched to continue national momentum to reach the 80% goal.

AT&T was recognized in the employer category.

AT&T is the world’s largest communications company by revenue and is rapidly transforming into a leader in entertainment and technology. As a large employer, AT&T provides access to health care to almost one million employees, retirees and their family members. Starting in 2016, AT&T partnered with the American Cancer Society to deliver colorectal cancer screening education to employees, including an event featuring a live webcast, panel discussion, and interactive exhibit. AT&T then signed the 80% Pledge in 2017, becoming one of the largest organizations to make a commitment to the 80% goal. The following year, AT&T hosted a series of weekly awareness videos featuring Dak Prescott, NFL quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, to encourage employees to get screened. They also featured employee testimonials to bring the day-to-day story of colorectal cancer to life. AT&T has also promoted screening in the community by sharing messages on a local radio station in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. Colorectal cancer screening among AT&T’s U.S.-based employees has increased eight percentage points between 2016 and 2018.

More coverage here.

2.13.2019: North Texas Corporate Wellness Forum

The 2019 North Texas Corporate Wellness Forum was held on February 13, 2019 at the Lincoln Experience Center in Frisco. Your investment in the American Cancer Society and our corporate wellness forum assists us in our goal of building healthier communities and corporations and our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the world in the fight against cancer.


The forum featured an American Cancer Society staff keynote address on myths of wellness programming and then a panel discussion comprised of local business leaders from AT&T (Levin Gunter), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (Paul Hain, MD), and Oncor Electric Delivery (Becky Hall), who shared their real world successes and lessons learned on incentive use, field location engagement, and total employee wellbeing. Will Maddox of D CEO Magazine served as emcee of the event.

Coverage on cancer.org/texas and D CEO Magazine.  Photo credits to Mike Lewis Photography.

9.11.2018: North Texas Chapter Meeting, hosted by Lockheed Martin

3.20.2018: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Op-Ed: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an op-ed, signed by chapter member Joe LaMarca, encouraging employers to focus on the 80 by 18 initiative. The editorial centers on the importance of colon cancer screenings and how employers need to lead the way to healthy living. Many thanks to Joe LaMarca, who has served as a Tarrant County board member and Lockheed Martin liaison for the CEOs Against Cancer North Texas Chapter, for his commitment to the American Cancer Society and its mission.

1.24.2018: North Texas Chapter Meeting, hosted by Bank of Texas

2.17.2017: New Chapter Chair Announced: Dallas Morning News via PressReader

James Frary is announced as the North Texas Chapter chair for CEOs Against Cancer.

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