As the CEO of Buyer's Choice, Inc., William Deyesso leverages over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to manage billions of dollars in assets. Beyond his professional pursuits, William Deyesso supports a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
Established following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the WWP serves to help soldiers assimilate back into society following service. Over 48,000 service men and women were physically injured in recent military conflicts such as Operation Iraqi Freedom, while another 400,000 are estimated to be living with invisible illnesses like posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. WWP provides a variety of programs and resources to help those individuals overcome their physical and mental wounds. One WWP initiative is Soldier Ride.
The four-day Soldier Ride was created as an opportunity for veterans and wounded service members to share a sense of camaraderie in the joint effort of overcoming emotional and physical wounds. All bicycles, including top-notch adaptive hand cycles and trikes to accommodate warriors will all types of injuries, are provided free of charge. The first day of the four-day event involves bike-fitting and a meet and greet, while the next two days include up to 35 miles of riding. The fourth and final day is reserved for an end-of-event breakfast.
An experienced business executive, William Deyesso balances his professional pursuits with various philanthropic endeavors. Over the years, William Deyesso has dedicated his time and resources to a number of nonprofit groups, including the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society has joined 16 other health organizations and physicians’ groups in a coalition that aims to put an end to depictions of tobacco use in PG-13 movies. The coalition, which includes organizations representing over 630,000 doctors, was formed in response to a July 2017 report that highlights how smoking in movies plays a role in encouraging young people to pick up the habit.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the use of tobacco in top-grossing movies has increased in recent years. Citing a connection between tobacco exposure and the initiation of smoking among young people, the report asserts that assigning an R rating to all movies with tobacco use could reduce teen smoking by up to 18 percent.
The American Cancer Society and other organizations comprising the coalition recently signed a letter demanding that the film industry put an end to tobacco depictions in youth-related movies by a June 1, 2018, deadline. The letter was sent to the Motion Picture Association of America as well as studio heads and other leaders in the film industry.
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