Navigation Links
Virgin Mobile USA Launches Limited Edition Pink Flare Handset to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)
Date:1/26/2009

Best Buy is Exclusive Retail Partner

WARREN, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE: VM) announced today that it is joining the fight against breast cancer with the launch of the LG Pink Flare limited edition handset, available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090126/NY62794 )

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070613/VIRGINMOBILE )

Five dollars from the purchase of every Pink Flare handset, each priced at $29.99, will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding life-saving breast cancer research and community health programs. Virgin Mobile USA is committing to donate a minimum of $150,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure's programs.

"We couldn't be more excited to bring this partnership to our customers by offering such a great way for them to get involved in this important cause," said Joel Silverman, Vice President of Sales, Virgin Mobile USA. "It's our experience that Virgin Mobile USA customers look to actively support causes that they care about and this partnership with Best Buy and LG provides a new, visible opportunity for them to do so."

"Susan G. Komen for the Cure's partnership with Virgin Mobile USA and Best Buy offers consumers a visible and effective way to support our mission to end breast cancer forever," said Katrina McGhee, vice president of marketing at Komen for the Cure. "The electric-pink phone enables consumers to make their support known and encourages them to use their voice in the breast cancer movement."

In 2008, an estimated 180,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women and more than 40,000 women died from breast cancer in the United States.

"These numbers are unacceptable," said McGhee. "We have come a long way in the breast cancer movement, but there is still more work to be done. With the help of Best Buy and Virgin Mobile USA, we are moving closer to our vision of a world without breast cancer."

About Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., through its operating company Virgin Mobile USA, L.P., offers millions of customers control, flexibility and choice through Virgin Mobile's Plans Without Annual Contracts and postpaid offerings through Helio By Virgin Mobile, with national coverage for both powered by the Sprint PCS network.

Virgin Mobile USA is known for its award-winning customer service, with 90% of its own customers reporting satisfaction. Virgin Mobile USA allows customers to earn free minutes in exchange for viewing advertising content online through the innovative Sugar Mama program. Virgin Mobile USA's full slate of smart, stylish and affordable handsets are available at approximately 40,000 top retailers nationwide and online at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/, with Top-Up cards available at more than 140,000 locations. Helio's advanced devices like the Ocean and unlimited All-in voice plans can be explored at http://www.helio.com/.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

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, 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(R), we have invested more than $1.3 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Virgin Mobile USA
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
2. Virginia Tech Review Panel Calls For Reform of Mental Health Treatment Law
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. Virginia Techs Raving First Year Results Lead to Additional High-Tech Antimicrobial Defense from SportCoatings(TM)
5. Virgin America Airline Debuts With MedAire Services
6. Thomson Healthcare Endorsed as Preferred Vendor of Information Products and Services for Virginia Hospitals
7. First Lady of U.S. Virgin Islands Opens New CHADD Support Groups
8. Virginia Faith Leaders Call on Senators Webb & Warner to Cosponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
9. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia Introduces New Generation of Consumer Driven Health Products
10. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch
11. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch molecular diagnostics initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Ellis Agency, an eastern Georgie ... Foundation in a community wide charity event with the goal of bringing in support ... local woman who lives with epilepsy, recently launched a charity campaign of her own ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Fresh Wave® IAQ today announced the launch of ... colleges and universities at the APPA 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in ... smoke odors without the use of harsh chemicals, Fresh Wave IAQ Smoke Away Air ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... ... The Margarian Law Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Dr. ... ginger. Dr. Pepper produces the “Canada Dry” brand of ginger ale products. In Gegham ... Ale claims on its bottle that it is made from real ginger. , When ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... “Kids aren't born knowing how to regulate ... says Suzanne Tucker, Founder of St. Louis-based positive education company Generation Mindful. To help ... on Monday, July 21st. , The kit uses colorful, engaging and educational illustrations ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to ... Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... 13, 2017  Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product ... fecal impaction removal device for hospice patient care. ... Centurion Medical Products ... Patient pain management and emotional comfort are part ... alleviate patient pain while preventing unneeded emergency department admission due to ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... , July 12, 2017 CarpalAID is a revolutionary new ... or surgery. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 ... twice the rate of men. The common methods of treating CTS ... with uncomfortable hand braces or gloves. ... CarpalAID is a clear patch worn ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... WHIPPANY, N.J. , July 11, 2017  Bayer has ... across eight countries as part of its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia ... Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia and Uniformed ... are among the winners. Grant recipients were announced ... Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress, Berlin, Germany ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: