The Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) has announced that it has gained a new national sponsor, in the form of Allianz Global Assistance.
As national sponsor, Allianz Global Assistance will support WICC through annual financial and in-kind donations, as well as creating opportunities for its employees to volunteer, donate, and participate in lending aid to the communities where they work and live.
“We are very happy to have Allianz Global Assistance join our growing list of national sponsors,” said WICC Ontario co-chair Garth Pepper. “For 25 years, WICC has united and engaged the Canadian insurance community with the goal of funding cancer research; and supporting, educating and improving the lives of those affected by cancer. Now Allianz Global Assistance, along with our other national sponsors, will help us in that goal."
"Allianz is joining an engaged group of organizations who have selected WICC as a charity of choice, while simultaneously boosting their organization's employee engagement,” added WICC Ontario co-chair Marilyn Horrick.
“Through long-standing relationships with our valued broker partners, we’re proud to be part of the insurance industry,” commented Allianz Global Assistance chief sales officer Lucy Hathaway. “We have always been inspired by WICC, and the important work they do in support of cancer research and education. We see this sponsorship as an extension of our own social responsibility commitment to give back to our community.”
Hathaway also mentioned that like WICC, AGA thrives on “caring and doing the right thing to make a difference in people’s lives.”
“Caring for our customers, our partners, each other and our community truly is at the heart of who we are,” the chief sales officer stated. “Our partnership with WICC is an amazing opportunity for us to get more involved and join the crusade.”
WICC’s National Sponsorship program has seen the organization partner with insurance companies including: AIG Canada, Allianz Global Assistance, AppCentrica Inc., Canadian Underwriter Magazine, CHUBB Insurance, CNA Canada, Crawford & Company (Canada), Echelon Insurance, Economical Insurance, INFORMCO Inc., Liberty Mutual Canada, NFP Canada, Northbridge Insurance, On Side Restoration Services, ROAR Engineering, Steamatic Canada, Travelers Insurance, Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, Wawanesa Insurance.
In August, WICC managed to raise a total of $150,000 in donated funds during its 24th annual gala. The money will go directly to various research projects in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society’s grant proposal process.