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Call for Nominations for 2013 Expect Miracles Awards, Sponsored by American Century Investments


American Century Investments, sponsor of the Expect Miracles Awards, has joined forces with the Expect Miracles Foundation - Financial Services Against Cancer in calling for nominations for the 2013 awards, which recognize the financial community's commitment to fighting cancer.

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

Do you know an individual in the financial industry who has shown leadership in the fight against cancer? How about a firm that has distinguished itself by taking steps to help eradicate this dreaded disease? Now is the time to help recognize these good works by submitting a nomination for the 2013 Expect Miracles Awards, sponsored by American Century Investments.

Nominations for the awards, which are presented by the Expect Miracles Foundation – Financial Services Against Cancer, will be accepted through Feb. 25, 2013. Winners will be announced at Institutional Investor's 20th Annual Mutual Funds Award Gala on April 25, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.

“We're proud to be back as primary sponsor of the Expect Miracles Awards, a wonderful program that seeks to recognize those in our industry who are passionate about winning the global fight against cancer,” said American Century Investments Chief Client Officer Americas Peter Cieszko. “This is a cause that is near and dear to all of us at American Century. In fact, thanks to our unique ownership structure, more than 40 percent of our profits fund research to find cures for cancer and other gene-based diseases.”

To nominate individuals or financial firms, visit: Categories of recognition include:

  • Corporate Commitment Award: Recognizes a firm that has demonstrated a strong organizational commitment to the fight against cancer by furthering cancer awareness or contributing significant funds to a cancer-related cause.
Miracle Maker Leadership Award: Recognizes an individual at an executive or board level who has demonstrated long-standing personal leadership in cancer advocacy. Inspirational Contributor Award: Recognizes an individual whose personal efforts helped to ensure the success of a cancer-related project, event or fundraising initiative in 2012.


“It is an absolute honor to align with American Century Investments, a valued and committed partner, to bring the Expect Miracles Awards to life for the fourth year. The Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and supporting the bold efforts, vast contributions and powerful vision of the financial community's fight against cancer. Our aim is that others will be inspired by their dynamic accomplishments and join the movement to make cancer history,” stated Christina Thirkell, executive director of the Expect Miracles Foundation.

Past award recipients have included: CIBC, Huntington Bank, Eaton Vance Corp., The Haas Group at Merrill Lynch, Stephen J. Czech of Czech Asset Management L.P. and the Mikey Czech Foundation, Dee Dee Ricks of Ricks Consulting Group Inc., John London of Suttonbrook Capital Management and Solving Kids Cancer, and Robert Jones of Bluff Point Associates.

About Expect Miracles Foundation
Expect Miracles Foundation – Financial Services Against Cancer is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry. Proceeds benefit cancer patient care initiatives nationwide and cutting edge research at the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To learn more visit,

About American Century Investments
American Century Investments is a leading privately-held investment management firm, committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a variety of actively managed investment disciplines through an array of products including mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts. The company's 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo. James E. Stowers Jr. is founder of the company, Jonathan S. Thomas is president and chief executive officer and Enrique Chang is chief investment officer. Through its ownership structure, more than 40 percent of American Century Investments' profits support research to help find cures for genetically-based diseases including cancer, diabetes and dementia.

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