Harrah’s Cherokee Wins $10K to Donate to ACS

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Harrah’s Cherokee Wins $10K to Donate to ACS

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Congrats @HarrahsCherokee on $10K win for ACS http://3bl.me/9k2wdy #breastcancerawareness Pink Week #employeeengagement earned it!

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Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort presented the local American Cancer Society chapter with a $10,000 donation, which was won in a national Caesars Foundation competition. Shown (left-right) are Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Benefits and Wellness Manager Arnie Braswell, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Wellness Coach Darlene Ousley, American Cancer Society – Asheville Senior Representative for Community Engagement Sarah Bishop, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort VP of Human Resources and External Relations Jo Blaylock, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Hotel Front Desk Representative Natalie Hawkins, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Community Relations Specialist Janna Hyatt. (Harrah’s Cherokee photos)

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort won $10,000 in a Caesars Foundation breast cancer awareness competition to be donated to the local American Cancer Society. Harrah’s Cherokee employees participated in a remembrance walk and balloon release along with other pink-themed events during ‘Treasure Your Chest’ in October.

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Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort won $10,000 from the Caesars Foundation to be donated to the local American Cancer Society – Making Strides Walk based on the property’s efforts to bring breast cancer awareness to its employees.

The Caesars Foundation breast cancer awareness contest was a competition among all North American Caesars casinos to identify the property that had the most employee participation in breast cancer awareness events during October. Along with recognizing the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harrah’s Cherokee hosted an entire Pink Week entitled ‘Treasure Your Chest’ to educate employees and guests about breast cancer. Contest points were awarded in several different categories including employee participation in a Beautiful Bra Pageant, volunteer opportunities, and media exposure. After the final tally, Harrah’s Cherokee reigned supreme over 47 Caesars properties.

“Here at Harrah’s Cherokee, we encourage wellness among our employees and guests because it’s the right thing to do,” Darlene Ousley, Harrah’s Cherokee wellness coach, said. “Our wellness goal is always to find that one person who needed to be reached and didn’t even know it. Whether it’s breast cancer, heart disease, or diabetes – we are always reaching out for that one.”

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | American Cancer Society | CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION | Harrah's Cherokee | Health & Healthcare | breast cancer | breast cancer awareness | caesars foundation

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