Elekta Raises $53,000 to Support Individuals with Breast Cancer

Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation received funds, which will help those diagnosed with the disease

MIAMI and ATLANTA United States — Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Elekta activities at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 53rd Annual Meeting raised a total of $53,000 for the Miami-based Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation. 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.

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From left to right are Sandy Muller, Dr. Linda Marracchini, and Beverly Sage, the founders of the Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation. The check was presented by Scott Soehl, Elekta's Senior Vice President, Oncology.

"Our goal is to provide peace of mind through financial assistance to women and men recently diagnosed with breast cancer, who need funds for basic living expenses while they are going through treatment and often unable to work,” says Foundation founder, Sandy B. Muller. “We encourage breast cancer patients to continue treatment free from worry of financial ruin and distress for themselves and their children. We share Elekta's vision to improve patient lives during their cancer journey, and we are grateful that our patients will benefit from these charitable activities.”

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, with an estimated 1.3 million new cancers diagnosed in 2008. 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.
Learn more about the Foundation at: http://sandybmullerbreastcancerfoundation.org.
 

 

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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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