United Electric Supply Co., Wilmington, Del., was named the winner of the Wendi Fox Pedicone Award for its implementation of best practices in cancer awareness in the workplace. The award was presented to United Electric by James A. Wolfe, president and CEO of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor, AstraZeneca.
The award is named for Wendi Fox Pedicone, who helped put a face on cancer through her willingness to share the story about her breast cancer journey. It was presented in October at the Advocates of Hope Summit.
“United Electric Supply is doing all the right things when it comes to cancer awareness in the workplace,” said Advocates of Hope Planning Committee Chair Alan Levin. “They have implemented policies and benefits to help employees maintain a healthy lifestyle and assist them when they are facing a crisis like cancer. They have put a corporate charitable focus on cancer. And above all, they are compassionate to those in the company who are facing the disease. When you consider that they are a mid-sized company with 154 employees in Delaware, United Electric's focus on cancer is even more impressive.”
United Electric CEO Tom Cloud accepted the award. “Far too many of our employees, families and friends have suffered from, and on occasion lost their battles to, cancer. I am proud that the entire United Electric organization actively supports and accommodates co-workers and caregivers in need, and that our employees participate in year-round fund-raising activities to support cancer research.”
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