Media Alert: Elekta to Present $50,000 to Miami-Based Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation at ASTRO Annual Meeting

ASTRO Booth #825

MIAMI BEACH, FLA United States — Monday, October 3, 2011

Tuesday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m. ET, during the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) 53rd Annual Meeting, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Elekta will present the Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation with a check. The company’s activities at ASTRO raised a total of $50,000 for the Miami-based organization. In addition to contributing the proceeds from ticket sales for the Elekta Charity Bash on October 1, Elekta made a donation for each ASTRO attendee who had their badge swiped at the Elekta exhibit. During the Annual Meeting, Elekta focused on how the company supports individuals with breast cancer through the breast cancer continuum, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.

When: Tuesday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

What: Elekta check presentation to Miami-based Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation

  • Learn more about the Foundation at: http://sandybmullerbreastcancerfoundation.org.
  • Of all cancers, breast cancer is the second most common in the world. To recognize the significance of this disease, countries across the globe have designated October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Elekta booth #825

Contact: For convention center access, call or email Michelle Lee Joiner, Elekta’s Global Public Relations Director at 678-938-4163 or michelle.joiner@elekta.com .

 

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About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,300 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website: www.elekta.com.

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For further information, please contact

Stina Thorman, Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
Tel: +46 8 587 254 37
Email: stina.thorman@elekta.com
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Michelle Lee Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2447
Email: michelle.joiner@elekta.com
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time