ATLANTA (January 30 – LAWFUEL) — Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP, one of Atlanta’s largest and most prestigious law firms, has hit a major milestone in contributions made to the American Cancer Society. The firm and its employees, led by partner David Zacks, a former national volunteer chair of the Society, have donated $750,000 to date to support ACS programs and services and the Society’s sister advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
Kilpatrick Stockton funds the Society’s Patient Resource Navigation Program at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where the majority of the facility’s patients are economically challenged and are underinsured or uninsured. The firm also supports the Call Center in the Society’s South Atlantic Division headquarters in Atlanta, and the center is named for David Zacks. Additionally, the firm was the major sponsor of the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Washington, D.C. in 2008. And Kilpatrick Stockton provides pro bono legal counsel and work for both ACS and ACS CAN.
“Kilpatrick Stockton is proud to support an organization that is making such a positive difference in the war on cancer in this country and throughout the world,” Zacks said. “We know that our donations to support the Patient Resource Navigation Program save lives with assistance that helps patients get regular cancer treatment. The call center handles hundreds of inquiries every day from cancer patients, their families and caregivers and provides life-saving information and counsel. And the legal work that the firm does at no charge saves ACS and ACS CAN money so more dollars can go into services and programs.”
Jack Shipkoski, chief executive officer of the Society’s South Atlantic Division, said, “The support the American Cancer Society receives from Kilpatrick Stockton is invaluable. Thanks to the firm’s continuing commitment, we are able to reach more cancer patients with education, advocacy, services and programs and save more lives.”
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 500 attorneys in ten offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, N.C.; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Dubai, London, and Stockholm. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more information, please visit www.kilpatrickstockton.com.
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