NATIONAL BREAST CANCER COALITION RECOGNIZES VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA AS LEADER IN FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Nov 6, 2017
Herndon, Va. (November 6, 2017) – The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), a nationwide, grassroots advocacy network dedicated to eradicating breast cancer, has honored Volkswagen Group of America with its Leadership Award for the company’s contributions toward breast cancer research and care. Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, accepted the award at NBCC’s 22nd Annual Gala in New York on October 30.
“We are honored by the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s recognition, and are proud to join them in their mission to end a disease that affects us all,” said Mr. Woebcken. “We share this award with Volkswagen employees across the nation who have donated their time and funds to this important cause, upholding Volkswagen’s fundamental corporate values of giving back and driving social change.”
“We are proud to be associated with Volkswagen Group of America and their commitment to social justice and to breast cancer,” said NBCC President Fran Visco. “Volkswagen’s support means a great deal to all of us who work hard to find the answers so no one has to hear the words “you have breast cancer.”
In 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen supported organizations like The Pink Agenda and Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert with in-kind donations, and hosted employee-driven events to support organizations dedicated to breast cancer research and awareness. The company also designates paid time off for employees to serve their communities and local charities.
About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va. The company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.
About the National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is made up of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals whose mission is ending breast cancer through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. Since 1991, NBCC has challenged the status quo and empowered thousands of breast cancer survivors and other stakeholders to become effective advocates who influence all decision making that affects breast cancer. In 2010, NBCC set a deadline and launched a plan of action to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020—Breast Cancer Deadline 2020. As part of the Deadline, NBCC launched an advocate-led, innovative, mission-driven research effort, called the Artemis Project®, which focuses on primary prevention, stopping women and men from getting breast cancer to begin with, and preventing metastasis to stop them from dying of it. NBCC also increases federal funding for meaningful breast cancer research, monitors how research funds are spent, and expands access to quality health care for all.
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