Delta Dental raises nearly $800,000 to fight pancreatic cancer
February 9, 2016
San Francisco —Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies announced today that it has helped raise $792,000 to help combat pancreatic cancer.
Gary D. Radine, who recently retired as president and CEO of Delta Dental of California and its affiliates and who also was the American Cancer Society’s 2015 CEO of the Year, helped lead the effort to raise funds for studies to strengthen pancreatic cancer therapies.
“Pancreatic cancer has a high mortality rate because we still can’t detect it early on,” said Radine. “My heart goes out to those who’ve lost someone to this terrible disease. I’m proud of our work with the American Cancer Society in bringing more attention to pancreatic cancer so we can one day find a treatment.”
Previously, Radine was asked to chair the American Cancer Society’s California Chapter of the CEOs Against Cancer. On a regular yearly basis, Delta Dental encourages staff to participate in American Cancer Society events such as Relay for Life, in addition to personal monetary contributions.
Delta Dental of California donated $332,000, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania donated $100,000, Delta Dental of New York donated $50,000, Delta Dental of West Virginia donated $10,000, and the remainder was contributed by personal donors, members of the CEOs Against Cancer group and outside organizations.
About our group of companies
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 33 million people. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 68 million people nationwide.