TRIPLE J Donates Official Cancer Prevention Vehicle to Guam Cancer Care

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Triple J Guam lends a hand and a Brand New Ford Van to Guam Cancer Care.

 

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Jeff Jones, President and COO and Jay Jones, Senior Vice President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc. stand with Guam Cancer Care representatives as Triple J presents the official Cancer Prevention Vehicle, a Ford Transit Connect van, to Guam Cancer Care, to provide logistical support for Guam Cancer Care Outreach programs and initiatives. The collaboration with Guam Cancer Care is part of Triple J’s “Customers First” commitment to serving the community in more ways than one. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine Lujan, Director of Marketing, Triple J Enterprises 688-5845

 

 PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

TRIPLE J DONATES OFFICIAL CANCER PREVENTION VEHICLE

TO GUAM CANCER CARE

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014 – The Ford Transit Connect van, presented at Triple J Auto Group’s main location in Upper Tumon on Thursday, October 9, 2014, is to provide logistical support for Guam Cancer Care outreach programs and initiatives.

 

STRIDES’ KIDS FOR THE CURE PROGRAM

The Strides’ Kids program, a cancer outreach effort for 3rd through 5th graders that aim to educate the students about cancer and encourage them to start making positive lifestyle choices, such as exercising regularly and eating healthy. It is comprised of both in-class instruction and physical activity components. Since its launch in 2011, over 2,700 students from 9 elementary schools have participated in the program.

 

GUAM CANCER CARE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

By implementing the Cancer Screening Program, Guam Cancer Care takes a stand against cancer and encourages a proactive approach to health through screening.  Guam Cancer Care works in collaboration with the Guam Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (GCCCC), Public Health, Cancer Clinics, and primary care physicians to conduct an annual cancer screening program for all Guam residents.  There will be 1-2 annual cancer screening events focusing on all cancers.  In addition, there will be 3-4 cancer screening events focusing on specific cancers such as Cervical, Prostate and Breast cancer.

 

“We can’t begin to express how thankful we are for this generous donation. With this official Cancer Prevention vehicle, Guam Cancer Care hopes to expand their outreach programs further and will continue to work directly with our island leaders, our schools, business community members and other non-profit organizations in educating our community about cancer screening guidelines and prevention efforts,” said Mr. Terry Cuabo, Executive Director of Guam Cancer Care.

 

The collaboration with Guam Cancer Care is part of Triple J’s “Customers First” commitment to serving the community in more ways than one.

 

“It is important for us as a family-owned enterprise, to support Guam Cancer Care’s outreach and prevention efforts”, said Jeff Jones, President and COO of Triple J Enterprises, Inc. “Our business focus has always been on giving back to those who have helped us prosper, and our family like most families here in Guam have been affected by cancer. There is no greater feeling than standing alongside organizations like Guam Cancer Care who are committed to fighting the good fight until the very end, from prevention at an early age, to being a support system to those who are afflicted.”

 

The partnership couldn’t be timed any better. The Kids for the Cure program is expected to reach over 5,000 local students by the end of this school year, with the recent launch at Finegayan Elementary, Maria A. Ulloa Elementary, and Adacao Elementary schools, with over 1,200 student participants. Another 1,200 students will participate in the program during the Spring semester of the school year. With the support from Triple J, the Guam Cancer Care team will have the logistical transportation needed to further expand this program.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine Lujan, Director of Marketing, Triple J Enterprises 688-5845

 

About Triple J Enterprises

Triple J Enterprises, Inc. has served the island communities for three decades. The Triple J group of companies has several major operations, which include the Triple J Auto Group, which represents Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Honda, Acura, Kia, and a used car dealership. Triple J Commercial Tire, which services passenger cars, light trucks, and a full range of commercial vehicles and equipment. Triple J Rentals, the licensee for Hertz Rent A Car on Guam, Saipan and Palau. Five Star Wholesale Foods, the distributor of high-quality food items including Certified Angus Beef, Hawaii Water, and Tyson food products. And Triple J Restaurant Group which owns and operates Outback Steakhouse in Guam, Tony Roma’s, Capricciosa and Truong’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Saipan.

 

About Guam Cancer Care

Within three operational years, Guam Cancer Care’s Patient Navigation program has assisted over 700 Guam residents afflicted by cancer and brought in over $2.4 million in external resources, to included but

not limited to; low to no-cost chemotherapy drugs or direct financial assistance for eligible Guam cancer patients from stateside organizations via cancer organizations/foundations and pharmaceutical companies. In addition, Guam Cancer Care has issued out financial assistance awards of over $450,000, helping to cover the costs of much needed cancer treatments for patients who are currently on active treatment. Funding provided to Guam Cancer Care comes out of the Guam Cancer Trust fund, which was established by Public Law 30-80, and redirects 15% of all tobacco taxes generated within the Territory to be deposited to the Guam Cancer Trust Fund, under the purview of the University of Guam, to be used exclusively to provide direct services for Guam cancer patients.