News Release

Allstate New Jersey Lends a Hand in the Fight Against Cancer Through ‘Quotes for a Cure’

Insurance Quote Donation Program to Benefit The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
October 4, 2010

New Brunswick, N.J.– Looking to surpass the $5,000 raised last year to support research, treatment, prevention, and education programs at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company has kicked off its “Quotes for a Cure” program.  Allstate’s goal this year is to raise $25,000 for CINJ. CINJ is New Jersey’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute and is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Now through December 1, 2010, Allstate New Jersey will donate $10 to the CINJ Foundation for every life or auto insurance quote requested (up to $20 per person and $25,000 total) through any of Allstate’s 240 New Jersey agents (www.allstateagencies.com). 

“The fight against cancer truly needs to be waged as a collective effort, which is why we are extremely pleased to have Allstate New Jersey once again serve as a community partner in this battle,” said CINJ Foundation Executive Director Elia Desruisseaux. “Through this unique campaign, CINJ’s physician scientists will have the opportunity to further enhance their research, which ultimately will benefit patients and their families.”

“Each and every one of us has been touched by cancer—we’ve lost friends and family, and know courageous survivors,” said William P. Ballinger, President of Allstate New Jersey. “Through this program, we have the unique ability to have people learn about protecting their financial assets, while contributing to the fight against cancer. I am proud of this program and Allstate New Jersey’s continued commitment to its communities.”

More about the program can be found at www.cinjfoundation.org.

About The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (www.cinj.org) is the state’s first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to improving the detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer, and serving as an education resource for cancer prevention. CINJ’s physician-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice, quite literally bringing research to life.  To make a tax-deductible gift to support CINJ, call 732-235-8614 or visit www.cinjfoundation.org. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

The CINJ Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides a mechanism to rapidly disseminate important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Hospital, Cooper University Hospital and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Affiliate Hospitals: Bayshore Community Hospital, CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (CINJ at Hamilton), Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate

                                                                                                             

 

Contact: 
Michele Fisher
Phone: 
732-235-9872