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Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing to join fight against cancer in China

Lenovo that Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing will join the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, an international non-profit organization focused on preventing cancer and advancing research that promotes improved patient outcomes to encourage health initiatives in China.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is known for its CEO Cancer Gold Standard, a workplace wellness program with three major goals: risk reduction, early detection, and quality care. To achieve these goals, the program focuses on five key areas: prevention (which includes tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, healthy weight and vaccines), screening, clinical trials, quality treatment and survivorship as well as health education and health promotion. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard program has already been adopted by nearly 200 of the world’s leading companies and more than 4.5 million lives are covered under this life-lengthening and life-celebrating initiative.

“I am honored to join this prestigious organization and support important cause as a founding member in China,” said Yuanqing Yang, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “As a global company, it is our goal to provide our employees around the world with the best quality experience at work. I believe that creating a healthier workplace can directly benefit our people, their families and our company. Lenovo is proud to join this effort and the fight against cancer.”

“Thousands of people are being diagnosed with cancer on daily basis in China. However, about 60 percent of cancer deaths can be prevented through improved awareness and wellness prevention programs,” said Dr. Martin J. Murphy, CEO of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. “We truly value Mr. Yuanqing Yang’s leadership in our fight against cancer in China.”

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