Contribution made in recognition of outstanding employee volunteerism
BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada is making a $10,000 donation to support the Enbridge Ride
to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto,
Ontario, as a result of Siemens employee, Carol Hanslep winning the
Siemens' Greatest Community Supporter Contest. The donation represents
one of three top prizes from the employee contest developed to
recognize and reward employees who volunteer and fundraise for their
local communities in their spare time.
To enter the Greatest Community Supporter Contest, Siemens' 4,400 plus
employees from across Canada were asked to share their community
involvement stories in three categories: individual fundraising,
individual volunteering and team community service. Three winning
applications were chosen from among dozens of submissions and Siemens
is making donations of $10,000 each to charities chosen by the winners
in each category.
"Siemens' employees walk the talk when it comes to social responsibility
and giving back to local communities," said Ann Adair, vice president,
Communications and Strategy. Ms. Adair, who oversees the strategic
direction of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Siemens, went on
to say, "I am very pleased with the success of the program and there is
no doubt that all applicants deserve a special recognition for being
CSR champions in their communities."
The winner of the individual fundraising category, Hanslep is a cancer
survivor and chose to dedicate Siemens' donation to The Enbridge Ride
to Conquer Cancer. From June 2010 to September 2011, Carol organized
eight fundraisers, contributing more than $26,000 for the ride. She
also volunteered more than 200 hours as Team Captain of the riding team
and in June 2011, Carol completed the two-day bike journey from Toronto
to Niagara Falls.
"My reasons for participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer began over 4
years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer," said Hanslep. "I
appreciated the care that I was given and became passionate about
making a difference for those who were going to need treatments such as
mine. I'm grateful to be able to dedicate the Siemens' donation to such
an amazing organization."
The Siemens' donation will benefit the Campbell Family Institute at
Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, which is the largest institution
in Canada that is exclusively devoted to cancer treatment, research and
education. The Princess Margaret is one of the top five cancer research
centers in the world and a leader in the fight against cancer.
"We are thrilled to receive this donation in support of The Enbridge
Ride to Conquer Cancer," said Steve Merker, Chief Cycling Officer for
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. "With the support of
organizations like Siemens Canada and extraordinary people like Carol
Hanslep, The Princess Margaret can continue to achieve its vision of
conquering cancer in our lifetime."
About Siemens Caring Hands and the Caring Hands Employee Committee
The Siemens Caring Hands program was established in 2005 to coordinate and bundle corporate
social responsibility activities, including donations, volunteerism,
disaster relief and sponsorships. In 2010 Siemens Canada formed the
Caring Hands Employee Committee to further unite the efforts of the
more than 4,000 Siemens employees from coast-to-coast and to champion
Caring Hands programs throughout the year including those developed to
benefit Siemens' charity of record Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Siemens
Caring Hands represents a culture of giving that is cultivated by Siemens in Canada
and focuses on support for humanitarian and environmental non-profit
organizations. Over the past number of years, Siemens Canada has made a
significant impact in enhancing lives through its charitable
activities. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.
About Siemens in Canada
For 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada
a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,400
employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the
fields of industry, energy and healthcare, as well as deliver
infrastructure solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered
in August of 1912, Siemens has stood for technical achievements,
innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada in
fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), were $3.0 billion CAD. The company
has 61 offices and 13 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada.
Further information is available at www.siemens.ca
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business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest
rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new
products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results
may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited
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these forward-looking statements.
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