GLENVIEW, Ill., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, sponsored the American Cancer Society's Walk & Roll Chicago event on Saturday, April 23 at Soldier Field. The company also had strong employee participation at the event with more than 20 volunteers in attendance.
This was the latest example of how Combined Insurance and its employees are making a difference by supporting the American Cancer Society. Last October, employees volunteered and raised more than $10,000 at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The company continues to follow one of its corporate values of being socially responsible by giving back to the community—a legacy which was started by the company's founder, W. Clement Stone—a huge philanthroper himself who donated $275 million during his lifetime.
"We are incredibly honored to be a sponsor of this year's Walk & Roll Chicago event for the American Cancer Society," said Melanie Lundberg, Assistant Vice President, Talent Management & Corporate Communications at Combined Insurance. "We continue to support the American Cancer Society and their fight for cures against cancer. We realize that cancer touches all of our lives—whether we have a friend, a family member, or have been personally afflicted. It means a lot to us at Combined Insurance that our employees are so engaged and that we can give back in a meaningful way to this important cause."
More than 4,000 walkers, runners, skaters, cyclists, and volunteers came together to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to support lifesaving research and the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. This year, the Walk & Roll celebrates its 45th anniversary. Started in Chicago in 1971 as a bike-a-thon, the event is a unique "party with a purpose" that brings the community together in the fight against cancer.
"What makes Walk & Roll such a great event for our community is the unique, family-friendly atmosphere and positivity seen across the thousands of participants, supporters, and volunteers," said Jessie Urban, Senior Community Manager, Special Events, at the American Cancer Society. We are grateful for all of our sponsors, including Combined Insurance, for helping us raise critical funds to find cures to fight cancer and save more lives."
Combined Insurance, which offers Cancer Care Protector supplemental insurance to consumers, has a tradition of success in the insurance industry dating back more than 90 years. Founded in 1922 by W. Clement Stone, the company honors his commitment of giving back with volunteer efforts and donations to charitable organizations throughout the year with special focus on veteran and health-focused charities. Combined Insurance was recognized for the second consecutive year as the number one Military Friendly Employer in the nation by G.I. Jobs magazine.
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Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of more than 90 years of success, Combined Insurance is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. For more information about Combined Insurance products, career opportunities or to contact a local sales agent, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit www.combinedinsurance.com.
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