September 18th, 2013
Continuing to Lead by Example – Johnson & Johnson Recognized for Global Cancer Prevention and Support in the Workplace
Back in 2001, Former President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, asked a gentleman named Robert Ingram (CEO of Glaxo Wellcome at the time) to chair the CEO Roundtable on Cancer in support of an initiative known as the C-Change. This national forum brought together key leaders from business, government and academia, who shared the common goal to eliminate cancer. Specifically, Mr. Bush asked Mr. Ingram to form a separate organization of action-oriented chief executive officers that would “do something” about cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment for their own families, as well as their corporate families. And, well, the rest is history.
Today, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that remains committed to fulfilling Former President Bush’s challenge to be “bold and venturesome” in considering the health of employees and the war against cancer. This rings true in each of the organization’s three key categories: risk reduction, early detection and quality care. And more than four million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of nearly 150 employers who’ve chosen to become Gold Standard accredited.