WellPoint named St. Jude partner of the year

St. Jude corporate partner WellPoint

A devoted partner of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital since 2010, WellPoint received the honor of Workplace Giving Partner of the Year 2012 in July. Indianapolis-based WellPoint, one of the nation's largest health benefits companies, has raised more than $3 million through donations and pledges for St. Jude.

WellPoint employees have given to St. Jude since 2003, and St. Jude became an official partner of their Associate Giving campaign in 2010 when the program went from an open campaign to one that focuses on six charities that seek to improve the health of communities they serve. WellPoint matches 50 percent of associate donations, which magnifies the impact of their campaign.

In the last year alone, WellPoint and its employees donated more than $1.5 million to St. Jude, and the numbers continue to grow each year. St. Jude thanks WellPoint for its devotion and looks forward to what the partnership has in store in the future.