VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam charity of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon29-05-2012
Amsterdam, May 22nd 2012; Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, today announced its support to the VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam (VUmc CCA), a national and international leading center for cancer research and treatment. As part of this agreement VUmc CCA was declared the official cause of the TCS Amsterdam marathon, the Netherlands premier sporting event that comprises over 35,000 runners every year. TCS is serving as title partner to this event for the period 2011-2015.
VUmc CCA is considered a leader in its field and is committed tackling the challenge that Cancer poses in the Netherlands. The purpose is to cure as many patients as possible, to give them the most effective treatment, and to reduce cancer to a treatable chronic disease. TCS supports VUmc CCA by investing in their excellent cancer research and care.
“I feel very proud that TCS has chosen to support VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam. It enables us to increase the awareness how important cancer research is, because still one out of three people will be diagnosed with cancer and in The Netherlands almost 50.000 patients die every year of this disease. Therefore, the mission of VUmc CCA to improve life expectancies of patients with cancer is of utmost importance” said Prof. dr.Henk Verheul, Head of Department Medical Oncology VUmc and Director of VUmc CCA.
Tata: over 80 years of cancer research
TCS is part of the Tata Group, which has supported cancer research globally in significant terms for over 80 years. Cancer remains one of the main causes of death and one out of every three people world are expected to suffer from it worldwide during their lifetime. TCS encourages healthy lifestyles as well as increased awareness on cancer for employees and their local communities, aiming to prevent late diagnosis.
“Giving back to local communities and contributing to the greater good of society is a core value at TCS,” said Shankar Narayanan, Director and Head of TCS UK & Benelux. “We are proud to be the title partner for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and TCS’ continued efforts to raise money for cancer research in Europe is a reflection of our commitment to wellness and our investment in society.”
TCS title sponsor of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon
In 2011, TCS was appointed official technology partner of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and has taken up the title sponsorship for five years. This is in line with the global goal to engage local communities and employees and to promote wellness through sports and a healthy lifestyle. In partnering up with VUmc CCA TCS further encourages cancer research and a healthy lifestyle. www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPO, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 238,500 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $10.17 billion for year ended March 31, 2012 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
About VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam (VUmc CCA)
VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam comprises 26 disciplines, working together to ensure that patients with diagnosed or suspected cancer will be helped as quickly and professionally as possible. The center invests in top class research and in advanced equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases. VUmc CCA aims to prevent and cure cancer and therefore develops new treatments and diagnostic tests. Patients receive optimal treatment, attention and care according to the latest insights of personalized cancer care. VUmc CCA seeks to ensure that every patient receives the most effective personalized treatment and care resulting in the best chance of recovery. If recovery is no longer possible, VUmc CCA ensures that the quality of life is as high as possible. www.vumc.nl/cca