CAHG Donation Drive Helps Hurricane Sandy Victims
Employees Also Encouraged to Volunteer Time
CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2012
CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CAHG, a leading professional healthcare
communications agency, has created a special program for its annual holiday
charitable giving effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy that recently
hit the East Coast.
The program, entitled "Rebuild, Restore, Refresh, and Replenish" is a
four-week donation drive coordinated with various relief organizations,
focusing on collecting different essential items each week. In addition, there
are other ways employees can help:
oEmployees can apply their "Charity Days" to the Sandy relief effort. The
agency's Charity Day Program encourages employees to volunteer and
provides them with paid days off annually to actively support
philanthropic causes of their choice.
oAny employee donations designated for two disaster relief organizations
working in the tri-state area, the American Red Cross and Doctors Without
Borders, will be matched by the company via the Frank J. Corbett
For "Rebuild, Restore, Refresh, and Replenish," CAHG employees in New York and
Chicago were asked for donations of tools and cleaning products to "Rebuild"
in the first week starting December 14, winter coats and accessories to
"Restore" in the next week, hygiene products to "Refresh" in week three, and
blood donations to "Replenish" in week four.
Scott Cotherman, President and CEO, CAHG and Chairman, TBWA\WorldHealth, said,
"We are pleased to support the efforts of the countless volunteers who are
helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy slowly bring their lives back to
normal.The devastation wrought by Sandy affected our colleagues, clients,
co-workers, and their families in many ways."
TalentWorks, CAHG's human resources department, developed the program after
discussions with charities to identify the most urgent needs. To fulfill the
agency's company-wide mission of "Life's Too Short," CAHG encourages
volunteerism, donations, and pro bono work, especially for healthcare-related
and disaster relief organizations.
"Focusing our annual holiday charitable giving program toward those most
affected by the storm is an easy thing for our employees to get behind," Mr.
Cotherman said."CAHG employees across the U.S. have been inspired by this
organized effort to help rebuild, restore, refresh, and replenish people's
In previous years, CAHG has held a holiday drive to provide products for area
Ronald McDonald Houses and has partnered with New York City's LIFE Center,
providing temporary emergency shelter for the homeless striving for
CAHG (www.cahg.com), which is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this
year, is one of the largest healthcare communications companies in the world.
CAHG provides brand acceleration services throughout the brand's lifecycle,
from compound development to patent expiry and beyond through the following
practice disciplines: professional healthcare advertising and promotion;
genomics-based medicine and personalized healthcare strategy and
communications; clinical trial patient enrollment and management; scientific
insight and solutions; multichannel brand building; managed markets; evolving
media and analytics; full-service digital/interactive support and eMarketing
solutions; and technology-inspired studio solutions.
CAHG is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group
About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:
OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of
marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which
operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving
international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and
corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous
specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying,
digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public
relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in
more than 100 countries.
Suri Harris, EVP, Strategic Planning and New Ventures, 646-428-8918,
CAHG, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 / 220 E. 42^nd Street, New
York, NY 10017
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