MINNEAPOLIS–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4, Sleep Number Corporation (Nasdaq: SNBR) today announced that it is the proud recipient of the 2022 American Cancer Society (ACS) Corporate Partner of the Year Award. The national honor recognizes Sleep Number as a leading advocate in the fight against cancer and its significant impact on ACS’s mission.
Sleep Number and ACS announced a landmark partnership on World Cancer Day 2022 to conduct joint research to develop the first sleep guidelines for cancer patients and survivors. Over the next five years, ACS will leverage Sleep Number’s proprietary data on sleep and sleep experience in its research to identify the impact of quality sleep on cancer prevention and recovery. In addition, Sleep Number supports ACS’s Hope Lodges by providing Sleep Number® smart beds and other sleep innovations to support patients and caregivers when they need to be away from home during treatment.
According to Dave Benson, executive vice president of ACS, North Region, “Sleep Number exemplified what ACS hopes to find in partners. We honor partners who go above and beyond and use every aspect of their influence to help support our mission. Working with Sleep Number to develop new data and advance science for use in the fight against cancer is incredible. We are extremely grateful for Sleep Number’s cooperation.”
“We are honored to partner with the American Cancer Society and help end cancer as we know it, for all,” said Shelly Ibach, president, president and CEO, Sleep Number.Previous research and guidelines on ACS, such as those on diet and tobacco, have had an indelible impact on all of our health. Our joint research on sleep and cancer will add to this impressive body of evidence. If sleep can play even a small role in preventing cancer – or, more importantly, improving the quality of life of a patient, caregiver or survivor – we have truly achieved our purpose of improving the health and well-being of the company”.
“Sleep Number’s commitment to our mission directly helps patients and their caregivers by strengthening their emotional, mental and physical health, leading to a better quality of life,” said Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, managing director, American Cancer Society.”Together, our teams are developing a deeper understanding of the impact of quality sleep on cancer prevention and recovery. We share a passion for improving lives and have built a tremendous foundation for what’s next: improving sleep outcomes for cancer patients and survivors.
In addition to their research partnership, Sleep Number partners with ACS on various initiatives to further their commitment to the Society’s mission, including:
In partnership with NFL Crucial Catch and the ACS, Sleep Number will host ACS’s “Defender,” a digital cancer risk assessment tool, within its content studio at the Super Bowl LVII media center. Defender uses a simple quiz to promote cancer screening and prevention and will be available for media, players and radio lineup guests to check their cancer risk. For every Defender evaluation completed between February 6 and February 20, Sleep Number will match a donation of $100, up to $50,000, to ACS. Participants have the chance to win a Sleep Number 360® p5 smart bed or signed jerseys of Justin Jefferson, Dak Prescott and Micah Parsons.
Today, Sleep Number will also be donating 360® smart bedsincluding the new Climate360™ smart bedand bedding at the Charleston, SC Hope Lodge, ACS’ first Hope Lodge and the first facility of its kind in the country for cancer patients and healthcare workers.
Sleep Number provides ongoing support for the Champions of Hope gala, an annual event benefiting the ACS. In 2022, the event raised more than $500,000 to support the mission and work of ACS, including the operating costs of the Minnesota Hope Lodges in Minneapolis and Rochester.
An avid supporter of ACS’s mission, Shelly Ibach serves as president of the Society’s CEO Against Cancer Minnesota chapter, rallying the business community to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through research and advocacy for patients and healthcare professionals.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. For more than 100 years, we’ve been improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization that fights cancer through advocacy, research and patient support. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer. To find out more, visit cancer.org or call our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-227-2345. Connect with us on Facebook, ChirpingAnd Instagram.
About Sleep Number Corporation
Sleep Number is the leader in sleep and wellness technology. Our 360The smart bed platform connects the physical and digital worlds, creating an immersive, adaptive and personalized sleep health experience. Quality sleep is vital for physical, mental and emotional well-being; Our smart beds deliver exceptional sleep by automatically sensing and effortlessly adjusting to each sleeper’s needs. Through partnerships with the world’s leading research and healthcare institutions, we are advancing the science of sleep with our 18 billion hours of highly accurate longitudinal data on the sleep of millions of sleepers in our Smart SleeperSM Community.
Sleep Number is a company with purpose, with over 5,000 mission-driven team members dedicated to improving the health and well-being of society through superior quality sleep. We have improved the lives of over 14 million people and are committed to maintaining long-lasting relationships with our smart sleepers.
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Statements used in this press release regarding future plans, such as statements about our joint research, are forward-looking statements subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Additional information about these and other risks and uncertainties is contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its annual report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. The company is under no obligation to publicly update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.