The American Cancer Society honored donors, volunteers and researchers at its annual Legacy and Leadership awards ceremony in November. Vera President and CEO Ryan Schmid was recognized for his leadership of ACS’s CEOs Against Cancer campaign. The campaign promotes colorectal cancer screening awareness within Pacific Northwest employers and among patients at Vera Care Centers. A monetary commitment was also made by the CEO group to improve screening at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington State.
The effort within Vera Care Centers was a huge success, tripling the number of patients requesting screening kits in the first six weeks of the campaign.