“The Standard Charitable Foundation’s grant will help improve the quality of life for children and teens with cancer and other serious illnesses,” said Regina Ellis, founder and chief executive officer of the Children’s Cancer Association. “With the generous support of organizations like The Standard, we can continue providing much needed non-medical family support services to thousands of children, teens and family members during 2012.”
The Children’s Cancer Association meets a critical community need for non-medical family support through its award-winning services. When seriously ill kids and their families need more than medicine, CCA is there with compassion and innovation, creating moments of respite and hope in the hospital and at home. Managed by a professional staff and powered by volunteers, CCA brings soothing music in a time of crisis, friendship in a time of loneliness, resources in a time of turmoil and vital support in the midst of life-threatening illness.
Last year, CCA provided service and assistance to more than 11,500 children, teens and family members, with programs and assistance delivered 249,337 times across the United States.
To learn more about The Standard Charitable Foundation, please visit www.standard.com/community.
To learn more about Children’s Cancer Association, please visit www.joyrx.org.
About The Standard Charitable Foundation
The Standard Charitable Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of The Standard. Founded in 2006, the Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in communities by supporting community development, education, disability and health organizations. While the Foundation has a broad goal of making a positive difference in communities, it places special emphasis on helping individuals and families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major disability or the loss of a loved one. Since 2006, The Standard, its employees and The Standard Charitable Foundation have contributed more than $13 million in grants and social investments.
About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life, AD&D, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.
About the Children’s Cancer Association
When seriously ill kids and their families need more than medicine, CCA is there with compassion and innovation creating moments of respite and hope, in the hospital and at home. Managed by a professional staff and powered by volunteers, CCA brings soothing music in a time of crisis, friendship in a time of loneliness, resources in a time of turmoil and vital support in the midst of life-threatening illness.