Sanofi named CCCF's corporate partner of the year

NEW YORK — Sanofi US was named corporate partner of the year by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, and presented with CCCF's annual Blue Star Corporate Award.

Sanofi is a global healthcare pharmaceutical firm that is leading innovation in cancer research and therapy. The Blue Star Corporate Award was presented to Rose Maione, executive clinical product specialist; Michael Bunker, clinical product specialist; and Andrew Draghi, district sales manager during CCCF’s 2013 kickoff and awards dinner last week.

Pictured: (from left to right) Andrew Draghi, Sanofi US district sales manager; Michael Bunker, Sanofi US clinical product specialist; Cindy Borassi, CCCF director communications and operations; Dr. Thomas Weber, CCCF founder; and Rose Maione, Sanofi US executive clinical product specialist

“Finding an end to colorectal cancer really requires an immense level of collaboration between organizations,” said Dr. Thomas Weber, CCCF founder, professor of surgery at the State University of New York at Downstate and chief of surgery at the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn campus. “Sanofi US has gone above and beyond to help support CCCF and they are truly worthy of this award for the contributions they make to cancer research.”

CCCF selected Sanofi US for its promotion and support of the NY Colon Cancer Challenge, an annual event in Central Park which will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday, April 7. The event offers colorectal cancer survivors and the family and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer a unique opportunity to help raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this often fatal, yet preventable disease. Sanofi US raised more than $24,000 for CCCF in 2012 and continues to support the organization’s efforts to increase colorectal cancer awareness and prevention. In addition to sponsoring the Colon Cancer Challenge, Sanofi is dedicated to discovering, developing and distributing therapeutic solutions to improve people’s lives.

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