Edelweiss Tokio - Press Releases
- 25 FEB. 2015
Edelweiss Tokio Life observes World Cancer Day with I CARE I TWEET campaign
Use #CritiCare on Facebook and Twitter to support
- No donation from participants, only tweets
- For each tweet, Edelweiss Tokio Life will contribute Rs. 50 to V Care
Mumbai, February, 2015: Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, an Edelweiss Financial Services Group Company, today on the occasion of World Cancer Day, launched a digital initiative called the ‘I care I Tweet’ campaign to promote cancer awareness. The campaign is launched to eclipse the emotional/financial trauma associated with cancer and financially support those people suffering from it.
The ‘I care I Tweet’ campaign works in the manner that for every #CritiCare hashtag, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance (ETLI) will contribute Rs 50 to V Care a voluntary organisation that provides emotional and financial support to Cancer patients.
The campaign is targeted at the young population of the country who are tech savvy and use social networking sites as a basis of communication. In order to participate in the ‘I care I Tweet’ campaign, registered users on Twitter and Facebook will have to change their display picture to Pink or Blue colour to show their support and use the hash tag #CritiCare.
A video will also be released to showcase the reach of the campaign across all social media platforms.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Deepak Mittal, MD & CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life (@DeepakMittal_) said, “We consider this initiative an extension of our efforts in understanding and reaching out to the ecosystem around us. Today, Cancer causes more deaths than even AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria combined - killing over 20000 people every day. A serious ailment like Cancer is usually also accompanied by serious emotional trauma to not only the patient but also to the family members. Add to it the financial burden, if the person is the only earning member. With multiple layers of sophisticated care available for cancer today, there is a huge scope of continuing normal life after recovery and this ‘care & treatment’ might simply be inaccessible to many due to a mere lack of awareness. We at Edelweiss Tokio Life consider it a privilege to be able to lend ourselves an opportunity to spread Cancer Awareness using a right mix of on ground and social media. All that we request you is to tweet and for each of your tweets we at Edelweiss Tokio Life will contribute Rs. 50 towards V Care”.
The ‘I care I Tweet’campaign will go live from 3rd February and users can participate by tweeting the keyword #CritiCare till February 6th, Friday.
About Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Edelweiss Tokio Life, a life insurance company, is a joint venture between Edelweiss Financial Services, one of India’s leading diversified Financial Services companies and Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. a global leader with over 135 years of experience in the insurance business. This lineage brings together Edelweiss Group’s deep understanding of the Indian customers and Tokio Life’s international benchmarks .The company’s approach is to help its customers meet their life-stage financial goals by providing them innovative insurance products that have been designed with the needs of the Indian customers in mind.
Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance is expanding its presence in a phased manner. The company is now present in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, NCR, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh; Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan with 59 branches pan India.
Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has engaged a team of professional Personal Finance Advisors (PFAs) who are trained to adopt the customer centric selling model and recommend products only after understanding and analyzing customer needs.
To learn more about Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, please visit www.edelweisstokio.in
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URL of the campaign : www.criticare.co
About V Care
V Care is a voluntary organisation. Volunteers are mostly cancer survivors or are experienced in taking care of cancer patients or, have enormous passion to serve towards this cause. This organisation nourishes cancer patients mind and spirits and together with the support of the patients, doctors and nurses aim to conquer Cancer. V Care Foundation works continuously and meaningfully with all its stakeholders, patients, doctors, nurses, patients’ family members, its volunteers, donors and international organizations.
George Koshy (@georgekoshy)
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd
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