Bridgewater, NJ, December 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Most Americans know the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Those “good hands” have reached beyond the company’s normal service lines to help ensure that those battling cancer will have a fighting chance.
For the second straight year, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company held its “Quotes for a Cure” program to support research, treatment, prevention, and education programs at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). The company exceeded its $25,000 goal by raising $40,000 for the campaign. CINJ is New Jersey’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute and is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Earlier this fall, Allstate New Jersey donated $10 to the CINJ Foundation for every life or auto insurance quote requested through any of Allstate’s 240 New Jersey agents. The company utilized social media platforms including Facebook to encourage its agents and employees to promote the program and to educate followers about CINJ. Several Allstate New Jersey employees who are cancer survivors shared their own personal stories via YouTube and described why they feel the “Quotes for a Cure” program is so important (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPrAR_w3W00). Members of the Allstate New Jersey team recently toured CINJ laboratories and learned firsthand about the cutting-edge research being done there.
“We are delighted to have raised $40,000 to help fight for a cure for cancer,” said William P. Ballinger, president of Allstate New Jersey. “Our family of agency owners and employees truly embraced this program, and the results speak to their commitment.”
“This unique campaign has allowed for the opportunity to educate New Jerseyans about the incredible work being done by CINJ’s physician-scientists,” said CINJ Foundation Executive Director Elia Desruisseaux. “Efforts by the Allstate New Jersey team will undoubtedly translate into advancements in cancer research and treatment for the benefit of patients and their families. We are pleased once again to have Allstate alongside in this fight.”
Over the two-year period, Allstate New Jersey has raised $45,000 for CINJ through the program.
About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life. To make a tax-deductible gift to support CINJ, call 732-235-8614 or visit www.cinjfoundation.org. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The CINJ Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides a mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital, Cooper University Hospital and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Affiliate Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (CINJ at Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate
About Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
Known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and its affiliates help individuals in more than a half million New Jersey households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 270 agents and financial representatives. Customers can access Allstate New Jersey products and services through Allstate agencies, or at allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®. The Allstate Financial Group provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, financial institutions and broker-dealers.
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