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STUART, FL. April 7, 2022 -
For the third year in a row, Linical will be teaming up with the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. Starting on April 7th, Linical will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer® and Fit2BeCancerFree® program, a three week step-tracking fitness and fundraising challenge.
The challenge kicks off with the CEOs Against Cancer® competition, where CEOs and executives around the country will step up at work, inspiring thousands of colleagues to get active in the fight against cancer. From there, the Fit2BeCancerFree® program continues with a three week employee competition where Linical team members will complete a 70 mile virtual race and pledge to raise $5,000 towards cancer research. Participants’ activity will sync via fitness trackers to a live event leaderboard powered by Movespring and hosted on cancer.org. The leaderboard will track results of the top participants and teams throughout the challenge, and the winners will receive bragging rights and national recognition. Additionally, the Linical team will track their progress towards their fundraising goal on their team page.
Fit2BeCancerFree® participants also receive a nutrition and physical activity toolkit that includes tips for incorporating more physical activity into the workday, since staying fit is one of the most impactful ways to reduce the risk of cancer. Participants can modify their daily schedule to include “walking” meetings, taking the stairs and frequent walking breaks throughout the day, while encouraging their employees to do the same.
“As CEOs we play a critical role in partnering with the American Cancer Society to make an impact on the fight against cancer in our communities and across the country,” said Vita Lanoce, CEO of Linical Americas and member of CEOs Against Cancer® Florida Chapter. “Cancer is a serious health issue which now more than ever needs our attention. I’m looking forward to Team Linical’s participation in the Fit2BeCancerFree challenge. Through a bit of friendly competition, we can motivate employees across our companies to get moving and together we can save more lives from cancer.”
There are more than 500 members of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer® program who represent a powerful network that includes the most prominent names in business today. Members bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to prevent, treat, and cure this disease, which costs U.S. employers $225.8 billion each year.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society’s Distinguished Events provide supporters the opportunity to network and engage with fellow champions of our mission. Galas bring together our most prominent leaders from the corporate, medical, philanthropic, and social communities – all with the purpose of supporting those affected by cancer and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact.
Linical is a public, mid-sized Contract Research Organization headquartered in Japan with a significant presence across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Linical provides the full spectrum of drug development services from early stage to large-scale, multinational studies. Our areas of focus include Phase I-IV studies in oncology, infectious disease, and CNS. Rather than be all things to the market, this intentional design allows us to provide our clients the right size, right reach, and right team.
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