Our community commitment  - Transcript

Judy Lackey, Aetna Volunteer :

Our values compel us to broaden our impact on health care by making a difference in communities across the country. We are focusing our philanthropic efforts on supporting meaningful improvements in health care and the health care system.

In 2009, we awarded more than $20 million in grants and sponsorship for community-based programs and services. This outreach is helping us take on serious issues such as America’s obesity problem, and promoting equal racial and ethnic access to health care.

When the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, the Aetna Foundation and Aetna employees responded quickly. Together, we provided more than $405,000 for relief services and supplies to help the people of Haiti.

Our employees have always been generous with their money and time. Since 2003, Aetna employees have logged nearly 2 million hours of community service.

You can be sure that Aetna will continue to make a difference in the lives of people across the country. It is who we are.

CUREchief Foundation  - Transcript

Sandy Centorino, Executive Director, The CUREChief Foundation Inc. :

A CUREchief is a soft triangle piece of fabric, like a bandana, that someone wears on their head.

CUREchief Volunteer :

I’m making a CUREchief right now. We supply all the tools needed, and we distribute them to hospitals and cancer centers all over the United States.

Sandy Centorino :

I think Aetna believes in CUREchief because I think they really know that they’re making a difference.

CUREchief Volunteer :

I’m making cards with messages of hope that go into the packages of the CUREchiefs that we make here. And, hopefully brighten someone’s day up.

Sandy Centorino :

What inspired me to start CUREchief was my friend was diagnosed with cancer and lost her hair, so we sent her one. She received the first CUREchief, and the rest is history.

When I think of Aetna and the Aetna Foundation, I think of a strong, solid company with great values and just a lot of care for getting their employees involved in helping the communities.

With the support of Aetna and the Aetna Foundation, we were able to make an impact and touch 5,000 lives in just 30 days, which is truly amazing.

CUREchief Foundation and Aetna – I love it!

Aetna 2009 Annual Report - creating value, shaping the future Who We Are Title

Our concern for the health of the communities where we live and work is at the center of our long-standing commitment to making a difference through philanthropy. Since 1980, we have awarded more than $379 million to community programs across the country. Today, our grant making is concentrated on supporting meaningful improvements in health care and the health care system, with a primary focus on addressing obesity, promoting racial and ethnic equity in health and health care, and advancing integrated health care.

In 2009, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation awarded more than $20 million in grants and sponsorships in communities across the nation. Our employees are just as committed to making a difference, donating a record-setting $4.4 million and volunteering more than 317,000 hours of their time in 2009 to helping their neighbors.

This spirit was never more apparent than when a major earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, resulting in more than 110,000 deaths. Employees responded quickly by pledging more than $173,000 in donations. With matching funding and additional Aetna Foundation grants, Aetna and its employees gave more than $405,000 to help the people of Haiti.

Aetna responds to needs across the country routinely. In 2009, the Aetna Foundation, with the help of a two-year $150,000 grant, helped Students Run America combat childhood and adolescent obesity and type II diabetes. In a unique, engaging and creative program, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation in 2009 also helped those suffering from medical conditions that result in hair loss by making 5,000 CUREchief® handmade head scarves available for delivery nationwide free of charge.