Cegedim Forum to Raise Funds for Charity Renowned in Cystic Fibrosis Community, Aligning With Cegedim's Commitment to Social Responsibility
BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 07, 2013—
Cegedim Relationship Management, a technology information services company delivering innovation to help transform commercial and compliance operations in U.S. healthcare, today announced that its 2013 Life Sciences Forum: Charity and Customer Collaboration Event will raise funds with their event partner, the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF), for the fight against cystic fibrosis. Founded by former NFL quarterback, Boomer Esiason, the event's keynote speaker, BEF is a Navigator-ranked, four-star charity that employs a multi-lateral, compassionate approach to combating cystic fibrosis, and aligns with Cegedim's core initiative to promote social responsibility.
Cystic Fibrosis affects approximately 70,000 people worldwide. It causes life-threatening lung infections, breathing difficulties, and an inhibition of the body to properly absorb nutrients. A cure has yet to be found, and the disease takes the lives of most of its victims prior to the age of 40. In addition to dealing with the tragic personal challenges associated with the disease, families of cystic fibrosis patients must also deal with financial challenges -- as insurance companies only cover a portion of the overwhelming cost of care, leaving families with high out-of-pocket obligations.
Eminent Foundation Delivers Unwavering Support to Cystic Fibrosis Patients & Families
Inspired by their legacy of work and influence, Cegedim is honored to partner with BEF for its pioneering approach to profound support through:
- A rich online support network to interconnect affected patients and families
- Consistent fundraising efforts to support continued research to finding a cure
- Direct financial support for patients and families through scholarships and grants
- Out of pocket expense coverage for those undergoing lung transplantation
"This partnership underscores Cegedim Relationship Management's long-standing commitment to our community and our industry. Social responsibility is a core mission at Cegedim, as we're involved with a broad spectrum of healthcare-related charities - sponsoring several fundraisers annually, and matching the donations of our employees," said Angela Miccoli, President North America, Cegedim Relationship Management. "We are very proud to partner with BEF for our annual event to help them achieve their mission and practice to support Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families."
"It's an amazing opportunity to partner with Cegedim in our fight against cystic fibrosis," said Boomer Esiason, Chairman of the Boomer Esiason Foundation. "This event is an expansion of our continuous efforts to positively impact the lives of the patients and families touched by this disease. We are grateful that we will be able to spread our message to professionals focused on patient outcomes."
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