The American Cancer Society's Corporate Impact Award: Excellence in Cancer Control honors a company that provides health information, programs, and benefits in each of the following four cancer prevention behaviors: physical activity, nutrition, tobacco, and cancer screening.
"It's exciting to be able to present such a distinguished award as this in behalf of the American Cancer Society, to a committed, local organization such as NACS and Medical Services here in Chattanooga," states Senior Community Engagement Manager Melinda Craft with the American Cancer Society's Mid-South Division. The company deploys strategic health communications to increase employee participation in its cancer prevention and control programs.
"North American Credit Services leadership, along with employees, continues to be gracious in the giving of volunteer service and the crucial financial support in helping keep the mission of ACS moving forward, in the shared fight to end this horrific disease."
The American Cancer Society is pleased to honor corporations and a chief executive's with the Corporate Impact Awards series. The awards are presented annually by the Society's Corporate and Systems Initiative, which creates meaningful, long-term relationships with employers by engaging them in delivery of the Society's lifesaving mission and support for its numerous programs and services.
Fifteen years ago NACS Chairman and CEO Dallas S. Bunton, Sr. was diagnosed with stage 3B Lung Cancer. "Words can never even begin to describe what went through my mind as the doctors each told me of the diagnoses, along with the less then positive outlook for recovery," states Mr. Bunton. "Now as a cancer survivor, I enjoy this wonderful blessing of life every day."
Mr. Bunton knows all too well of the real-life impacts in which this disease can turn one's life quickly upside down and an important reason why his company consistently supports American Cancer Society's charitable benefits over the years. "Not every story turns out like mine. Some have had more struggles, some did not make it through the struggle," states Mr. Bunton. "Cancer events benefiting the local American Cancer Society give us all a reason to come together to help make a collective difference. Let's cure cancer!"