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Sanofi-Aventis Recognized for Workplace Efforts to Prevent Cancer
Date:8/5/2009

the Gold Standard have a tangible impact on the cost of treating cancer, which totaled nearly $210 billion in 2005 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Our Gold Standard certification acknowledges the commitment to health and wellness made by sanofi-aventis, as well as the specific programs developed with its own employees and family members in the U.S.," said William C. Weldon, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson, and chair of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. "Through the leadership of global CEO Christopher Viehbacher, sanofi-aventis has demonstrated its unwavering dedication to fighting cancer - and we are pleased to welcome them into the ranks of this select group."

Sanofi-aventis's progressive health and cancer prevention efforts in the U.S. include tobacco-free campuses as of November 19th, 2009; free screening programs for skin and prostate cancer; mammogram scheduling assistance and distribution of breast self-exam cards; and CancerConnect, a new employee support program that provides employees with resources and support to help navigate the journey of their own or a loved one's cancer diagnosis. The company's recent donation of chemotherapy products to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health for clinical trial use, its continued sponsorship of the cancer awareness initiative Kaleidoscope (formerly known as Frosted Pink) as well as many other cancer education and awareness programs further underscore this accreditation.

The Gold Standard accreditation puts sanofi-aventis in the company of the following organizations also recognized as championing workplace-based efforts to eliminate cancer as a public health threat: American Cancer Society, American Legacy Foundation, AstraZeneca, C-Change, CIGNA, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Duke Medicine, Edelman, Enzon Pharmaceuticals, GHI, GlaxoSmithKline, Jenner &
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