TORONTO – Crawford Adjusters Canada’s employees were proud to present a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC) at a reception in WICC’s honour on Thursday, January 25, 2007 in downtown Toronto. Since its inception in 2004, Crawford Cares has raised over $150,000 for WICC.
“Our employees have once again stepped up to not only raise awareness of this horrible disease, but also to donate their own time and raise funds to help find a cure and diminish the impact on Canadians affected by breast and prostate cancer,” said John Sharoun, chief executive officer, Crawford Adjusters Canada.
Every year, Crawford employees select a national charity for Crawford Cares to support through corporate donations, payroll deductions, employee fundraising events, and volunteer efforts. Crawford’s clients also raised $12,000 at the firm’s annual charity golf tournament in
September. Since the Crawford Cares initiative began three years ago, employees have consistently and overwhelmingly voted WICC as their charity of choice and 2007 is no different. “Crawford Cares will once again direct its fundraising and volunteer efforts to the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade,” said Sharoun.
Campaigning and fundraising is already underway for 2007 and Crawford employees hope to yet again meet their goal. “We continue to raise the bar in regards to the amount of money raised and the number of volunteer hours given, but I am confident we are all up for the challenge,” Sharoun said.
The Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (www.wicc.ca) was established in 1996 by a group of concerned insurance women and men who felt it was important to support colleagues and their families in the fight against breast and prostate cancer. WICC is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and provides educational forums for the industry on how to support those affected by the disease. With the help of the entire insurance industry and its supporters, well over $1,000,000 has been raised for cancer research and education.
Crawford Adjusters Canada Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com). Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Crawford & Company is the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies, and self-insured entities, with a global network of more than 700 offices in 63 countries. Major service lines include property and casualty claims management, integrated claims and medical management for workers’ compensation, legal settlement administration, including class action and warranty inspections, and risk management information services. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.