PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2014) -  Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (, shared that Michael Parisi, a managing partner for the agency, has been named president of the CancerCare board of trustees. Mr. Parisi joins 30 board members who provide oversight of the national nonprofit organization.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

 Mr. Parisi has been actively involved in the cancer community since his time in graduate school working as a hospice counselor and end-of-life coach. Working for more than two decades in healthcare marketing with a focus on oncology, Mr. Parisi has unique knowledge of the industry and an intimate awareness of the issues that surround the cancer community. For the past 15 years, he has been a dedicated supporter of CancerCare and will now lead the organization into its eighth decade, providing professional support services to more than 170,000 people affected by cancer across the country.

"I'm fortunate to have both my personal and professional interests so closely aligned," Mr. Parisi said. "Working closely with CancerCare for over 15 years, I've learned so much about the challenges that anyone facing a cancer diagnosis deals with each and every day. We just need to help get the word out about CancerCare so more people can benefit from their services."

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide ( -- the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather ( -- committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. With 56 offices across 32 markets, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including brand identity and development, clinical trial recruitment, digital/interactive services, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, global integration, managed care marketing, market research and analytics, media planning and buying, medical advertising and promotion, medical education, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, and strategic consulting. The network also offers scientific communications and publications services through a wholly owned separate legal entity.

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Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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