News Release

Allstate New Jersey Continues to Drive on the Road to a Cure

Third Annual 'Quotes for a Cure' Program Benefits The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
November 30, 2011


New Brunswick, N.J. – Exceeding its goal by $10,000, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company raised a record-breaking $50,000 this year for its “Quotes for a Cure” program to benefit The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Over the past three years in its efforts to lend a hand in the fight against cancer, Allstate New Jersey has raised a total of $95,000 through the campaign to support research, treatment, prevention and education programs at CINJ. CINJ is New Jersey’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute and a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

For a six-week period this fall, Allstate New Jersey donated $10 to the CINJ Foundation for every auto or life insurance quote requested through Allstate New Jersey’s 240 agents. After having success in previous years with social media platforms, Allstate New Jersey once again encouraged its agents and employees to promote the program and educate followers about CINJ and the campaign via Facebook and Twitter.

William P. Ballinger, president of Allstate New Jersey, reflected on the program saying, “Exceeding our fundraising goal for the second straight year speaks to the commitment by our agents and those in our community in addressing a disease that touches the lives of so many. All of us in the Allstate family are pleased that we are able to contribute in this way.”

“Thanks to the success of the ‘Quotes for a Cure’ campaign, CINJ’s physician-scientists and health educators will have expanded opportunities to advance cancer research and increase cancer awareness in our communities. We are grateful to have Allstate New Jersey’s continued support,” said Leanne Kochy, director of major gifts for the CINJ Foundation.

Earlier this month, members of the Allstate New Jersey team toured CINJ laboratories and learned first hand about the cutting-edge research being done there.

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. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheCINJ.

The CINJ Network is comprised of hospitals throughout the state and provides the highest quality cancer care and rapid dissemination of important discoveries into the community. Flagship Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. System Partner: Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital). Major Clinical Research Affiliate Hospitals: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical Center, and Cooper University Hospital. Affiliate Hospitals: CentraState Healthcare System, JFK Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (CINJ Hamilton), Somerset Medical Center, The University Hospital/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School*, and University Medical Center at Princeton. *Academic Affiliate

About Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
Known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and its affiliates help individuals in more than a half million New Jersey households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 270 agents and financial representatives. Customers can access Allstate New Jersey products and services through Allstate agencies, or at allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®. The Allstate Financial Group provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, financial institutions and broker-dealers.

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Michele Fisher
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732-235-9872