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Elekta Raises $52,200 to Support Individuals with Cancer

BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta activities at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) raised a total of $52,200 for Facing Cancer Together (FCT), a greater-Boston area nonprofit organization that guides and empowers individuals through the challenges of cancer. FCT offers a range of services and professionally facilitated programs, including support groups, expressive arts programming and mind-body wellness groups. Massachusetts is ranked eighth in the U.S. for cancer incidence*.

"Facing Cancer Together is honored to have been chosen by Elekta as charity of choice for 2012," says Gail Bork, Executive Director Facing Cancer Together."Our organization shares a common goal in providing a valuable range of services for those facing cancer. It is truly a privilege being recognized for our work."

The donation came from proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction for Elekta's Charity Bash, held Saturday, October 27 at the Harvard Club of Boston, where more than 1,000 attendees enjoyed live music and dancing.

"As a key ally in the fight against cancer, Facing Cancer Together has demonstrated an intense dedication to providing resources and services to people with all types of cancer at all stages of the disease," says Jay Hoey, Executive Vice President, Elekta. "As this organization's devotion to individuals with cancer aligns with Elekta's 'We Care for Life' mission, it is a fitting recipient of this year's charitable funds."

Learn more about Facing Cancer Together at:

*U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2008 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; 2012.

For further information, please contact:
Michelle Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2447, email:
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About Elekta
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,400 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website:

About Facing Cancer Together
Facing Cancer Together is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by a group of clinicians devoted to providing support, wellness, and educational services to all people affected by cancer, regardless of their capacity to pay. FCT's mission is to be an open and accepting community committed to creating a space full of connection and friendship, a place of growth and empowerment and an atmosphere of hope and healing. For more information on Facing Cancer Together, 430 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA, 02460, please call (617) 332-5777 or visit

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