CGI Raises More Than $100,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Team In Training® Program member support and matching funds help to fight blood cancers
CGI Group Inc (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services raised $109,000 for the National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society® (LLS) through its participation in the Team In Training® (TNT) program.
LLS’ TNT program is the largest endurance training group in the country, extending participation to all fitness abilities with comprehensive training by certified coaches. Participants raise funds to help in the fight against leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.
“CGI has been a wonderful partner for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the years,” said National Capital Area Chapter Executive Director Donna McKelvey. “The corporate Team In Training program is their latest venture with the National Capital Area Chapter, and we thank them for their continued dedication and tireless efforts supporting our mission.”
Over the last six months, 54 U.S. CGI members joined the TNT program and competed in 9 endurance races across the country. CGI reimbursed members registration fees and contributed up to 50% in matched funds. As part of its fundraising achievements, CGI was able to name a grant focused on researching childhood leukemia.
“The TNT program is a celebration of life, the human spirit, and physical and mental endurance,” said Nazzic Turner, Senior Vice President and General Manager U.S. Enterprise Markets. “Our fundraising efforts will indeed make a difference in the lives of patients and families fighting blood cancers. I am proud of CGI’s partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and our members’ efforts in raising money and awareness for this important cause.”
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As of September 30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Capital Area Chapter
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
LLS has 58 U.S. chapters, and the National Capital Area Chapter is one of the highest revenue-generating chapters in the nation. The National Capital Area Chapter serves Washington DC; the Maryland counties of Prince George and Montgomery; and the Virginia Counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and Prince William. More than 2,500 patients and families are served by the chapter each year.
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