WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Siemens announced that it is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in support of its premier national event to fight breast cancer – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The company, a pioneer in the fields of industry, energy, and healthcare, which includes the development of solutions to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, has become an official ACS National Partner and will participate in multiple walks across the country to raise funds.
"Siemens is working to develop integrated and innovative technologies for healthcare providers who, like the American Cancer Society, are our partners in creating a world where breast cancer can be controlled and cured," said Eric Spiegel, president and CEO, Siemens Corporation. "Siemens breast care solutions deliver a holistic approach to caring for patients --- from screening and diagnosis to therapy and aftercare. With these technologies, Siemens is helping clinicians detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer earlier…faster…and with greater precision."
Building upon the company's long-standing relationship with the American Cancer Society, Siemens and its employees have pledged to walk and donate funds. In addition to being a national partner of the Making Strides against Breast Cancer program, Siemens will be a corporate sponsor at 10 walks across the U.S., including: Atlanta, GA; Sacramento, CA; Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Hoffman Estates, IL; Wilmington, DE; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; and New York, NY.
"The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Siemens has joined our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer National Partners Program," says Alix Shaer, National Director, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. "Siemens' corporate support, along with their employee participation in multiple Making S