Date: December 6, 2005

News - American Cancer Society Presents Chaney Enterprises with the Society Visionary Award

Chaney Enterprises was presented the American Cancer Society Visionary Award at the Hope Lodge in Baltimore, MD.

Jessica Gallimore, Chaney Enterprises Marketing Manager, accepted the award on behalf of Chaney Enterprises. The Society Visionary Award was presented to individuals and organizations who donated $10,000 or more to the American Cancer Society throughout the year in 2005.

Last year, Chaney Enterprises donated $135,000 to the American Cancer Society. The donation on behalf of Chaney Enterprises; is made possible through the efforts of the annual Bull Roast; which is in its 26th year and the golf tournament! Area residents look forward to the Bull Roast and golf tournament every year.

The American Cancer Society is an organization that is very important to the Chaney family. Frank Chaney, Chairman of Chaney Enterprises, was 10 years old in 1967 when his father, Eugene "Babe" Chaney Sr., the company's founder, died of throat cancer. Since cancer education and prevention were so near to his heart and it matched his goal of supporting the community, Frank created an Annual Bull Roast to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. In 1999, Frank's brother, Dickie, who served as Chairman of the Board of the company, died of throat cancer as well. From this point on, the Annual Bull Roast took on a deeper meaning for the company and communities that were touched by the lives of these two people. In fact, since 1999 the event has been held in their memory.

Hope Lodge provides a home-like atmosphere, transportation service, and activities free of charge for people who would otherwise have to travel daily, or stay in expensive hotels, to receive the outpatient treatment they need. Located near the nation's leading medical institutions, Hope Lodge offers lodging and amenities for approximately 700 patients and companions each year in Baltimore, MD.

Donations made to the American Cancer Society tremendously assist patients. Monies donated provide transportation for patients to receive medical treatment; children with cancer have the opportunity to attend week long camps; $100 per individual session educates patients through the I Can Cope patient care program, Look Good, Feel Better, the man to man program, or the Reach to Recovery breast health support program; $100,000 helps fund vital scientific research like Society-funded work that led to the link between smoking and lung cancer or the development of a technique to sequence DNA. As you can see, your contribution truly does help!

The following statistics were reported for the state of Maryland in 2005:

Estimated New Cancer Cases: 25,450

Estimated Cancer Deaths: 10,570

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