BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchor Bay Entertainment, the successful distributor of independent feature films and home entertainment product, has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure(®) in the fight against breast cancer. Over the next 13 months, Anchor Bay Entertainment will donate $1 for each DVD sold from its participating home entertainment titles, as well as develop specialized promotions for the campaign to raise breast cancer awareness. The company will donate a minimum of $100,000 towards the cause. The campaign will kick-off October 1, 2009, which marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will end on October 31, 2010.
Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure(®) has raised more than $1.3 billion for research, education and health services, making it the largest breast cancer advocacy organization in the world. It has more than 100,000 volunteers working in a network of 125 U.S. and international affiliates.
"We are extremely pleased to be helping Susan G. Komen for the Cure(®) in its efforts to find the cures for this devastating disease," said Bill Clark, president of Anchor Bay Entertainment. "It is estimated that one in every eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but through this organization's life-saving efforts, the five year survival rate is an amazing 98 percent. We are fully committed to helping raise awareness and funds within our community."
"Susan G. Komen for the Cure(®) is proud to partner with Anchor Bay Entertainment in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever," said Katrina McGhee, vice president of global partnerships at Komen for the Cure(®). "Without the support of our partners we wouldn't be able to fund the amount of research and community outreach projects that we do. Together, we'll see a world without breast cancer."
The home entertainment titles featured in this promotion include many of Anchor Bay Entertainment's leading fitness releases, as well as some of the largest-selling theatrical titles in the Anchor Bay Entertainment library. A complete list is below.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children's entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray(TM) formats. It is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure(®)
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, they have invested more than $1.3 billion to fulfill this promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Anchor Bay Entertainment's Campaign for the Cure includes the following home entertainment titles:
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