Nearly 3,000 Connecticut people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, giving our state the unpleasant distinction of ranking high on the list for incidence of breast cancer in the U.S.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (PRWEB) June 2, 2008
This year, the race's honorary chairperson, Dr. Norma Gyle, Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, will shine an even greater light on the devastation this disease causes within Connecticut. "Nearly 3,000 Connecticut people are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, giving our state the unpleasant distinction of ranking high on the list for incidence of breast cancer in the U.S.," said Ann Hogan, Chairperson of the Connecticut Race for the Cure.
"OKI Data Americas is proud to support the Susan G. Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure®. It is our hope that we can promote the warning signs of breast cancer and help prevent this life-threatening disease," said Stewart Krentzman, President and CEO of OKI Data Americas. "The passion and dedication the employees and I have for this cause is evident through our Color Me OKI program and driven by our commitment to support those fighting the disease.
The Color Me OKI (http://www.colormeoki.com) philanthropic program uniquely pairs vintage cars with live entertainment to help support and celebrate the strong women, family and friends that are fighting breast cancer. The personal program stays true to the company's passion for customer intimacy, which it does by engaging with customers on a one-on-one basis to understand their needs. OKI Data Americas (http://www.okidata.com), one of the leading printer manufacturers in the U.S., goes beyond traditional service to develop long term partnerships with each customer and make them feel like customers again.
The program supports the corporate philanthropic mission of Oki Electric Industry Company, Ltd., the Tokyo, Japan-based parent company of OKI Data Corporation, which is to undertake social contribution activities that help realize the genuine enrichment of society, and contribute to the quality of life for people around the world.
For more information on the 2008 Color Me OKI program and OKI Data Americas' partnership in passion on the drive to survive breast and colorectal cancers, please visit:
About OKI Data Americas, Inc.
OKI Data Americas Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products and serial impact dot matrix printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by its parent company Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics and a $6.1 billion multinational corporation with headquarters in Tokyo. Keeping its customers needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2000 certified and most products have earned the ENERGY STAR® certification.
About the Color Me OKI Philanthropic Program
The Color Me OKI philanthropic program was launched in April of 2007 after the employees of OKI Data Americas voted to adopt breast cancer as the company's leading philanthropic cause. The backbone of the program is the "Twin Sister," a 1955 Pink Cadillac Fleetwood that was personally restored by the company's CEO, Stewart Krentzman and his wife Bonnie. OKI Data Americas decided to pair the vintage vehicle with a Tribute Artist and took the program on the road supporting 21 breast cancer events, while taking photos of attendees and printing them on its digital color printers.
This year, the "Twin Sister" is joined by the 1950's Automotive Classic, the 1959 Pink Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, which has also been restored to support the fight against breast cancer. In 2008 the Color Me OKI philanthropic program is also supporting colorectal cancer prevention. The program is taking the one-of-a-kind 1992 "Spirit of America" neoclassic Corsair to colorectal cancer events in order to raise awareness of such a highly preventable disease. The Color Me OKI philanthropic program, using all three cars, which are owned and maintained by Stewart and Bonnie Krentzman, will continue to spread the message of hope and inspiration to those fighting both breast and colorectal cancers in 2008.
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