Elekta Raises More Than $28,000 to Support Women With Cancer

Texas WINGS received funds, which will help uninsured women with breast cancer receive treatment

Oct 20, 2015, 09:00 ET from Elekta

SAN ANTONIO, October 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Elekta activities at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) raised $28,495 for Texas WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing), an organization that provides comprehensive breast cancer treatment and follow up care at no cost to the patient. Texas WINGS provides cancer treatment for uninsured women and survivorship services to communities throughout Central and South Texas.

"The support of ASTRO helps ensure than no woman will be faced with choosing between feeding her family and getting lifesaving treatment," says Terri Bronocco Jones, Executive Director, Texas WINGS. "WINGS thanks the members of ASTRO who helped raise money for their generous spirit and kind hearts.  We believe that everyone deserves a lifetime."

The donation came from proceeds from event and raffle ticket sales for the Charity Bash, held Saturday, October 17 at the Buckhorn Saloon, where attendees enjoyed live music and dancing.

"Texas WINGS understands that breast cancer survivorship is a combination of the patient's courage and the high quality care they receive. That women are courageous in the face of this illness is understood. WINGS is doing everything it can to ensure the latter requirement is fulfilled," adds Bill Yaeger, Elekta's Executive Vice President, Region North America. "Elekta is proud to take part in this charitable event, particularly since it is occurring during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is marked in countries around the world each October. It helps increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment, and palliative care of this disease."

Learn more about Texas WINGS at: http://www.texaswings.org/.

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 health care 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 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website: http://www.elekta.com.

For further information, please contact:
Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
Tel: +31-653-561-242, e-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.com
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager, Elekta
Tel: +1-770-670-2524, e-mail: raven.canzeri@elekta.com
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SOURCE Elekta