After two rounds of voting and with stiff competition, the 750 Associates of Lockton UK have chosen Pancreatic Cancer Action to be their Charity of the Year 2013.
Lockton is the world’s biggest private insurance broker. It was founded in Kansas City in 1966 by Jack Lockton, who lost his own battle with pancreatic cancer in 2004, six years after his diagnosis.
Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA) is a national charity founded in 2010 by a rare 5-year survivor of the disease. With a focus on early diagnosis, PCA aims to improve the currently dire survival rates through medical education, greater public awareness, better disease information and research specifically to improve early diagnosis.
Since 2009, Lockton Associates in the UK have together raised more than £350,000 for four Charity Partners, an outstanding effort from a workforce of 750 Associates. Previous Lockton Charity Partners have included Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimers Society and Whizz Kidz.
Ali Stunt, Founder and Chief Executive of Pancreatic Cancer Action said, “We are delighted that we have been chosen by Lockton Associates to be their Charity Partner for 2013. We are very excited about partnering with Lockton for a year of fundraising and, being a young, dynamic and growing charity the funds raised will really impact on our ability to fund future projects to help improve survival for pancreatic cancer patients.”