Following a $1 million donation to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, supply chain solutions provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services recently announced its induction into the Anderson Assembly, a philanthropic society at the university.
The J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Cancer Prevention and Control Endowment is in support of the center’s new initiative, the Joint Center of Geospatial Analysis and Health. According to a news release, the project brings together MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention and Control Platform and UTHealth Houston School of Public Health to accelerate “the development and dissemination of evidence-based strategies, community services, policy interventions and knowledge to reduce the cancer incidence and mortality.”
“MD Anderson is an organization that is dear to J.B. Hunt as many of our employees utilize their expertise and resources. We are proud to extend our support to MD Anderson as its experts pioneer innovative cancer care and research to improve the health and quality of life for people across the world,” said Brad Hicks, J.B. Hunt’s president of highway services and executive vice president of people.
The supply chain solutions provider will also be featured in the center’s onsite museum exhibit, Faces of Philanthropy.
“J.B. Hunt’s leadership directly enabled a novel vision to help communities access expert analyses at the intersection of place and health,” said Michael T. Walsh, Jr., executive director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Platform. “This work, built as a global public good, will ensure that communities can easily use the data necessary to prioritize evidence-based actions and to strengthen the systems underlying the achievement of good health.”