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Purple Communications Dream Bigger Initiative Honors Cancer Survivor and Deaf Community Activist as Trailblazer
Date:9/30/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrating the stories, culture and heritage of America's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, Purple Communications(TM), Inc. (Nasdaq: PRPL) will honor cancer survivor, community activist and deaf healthcare advocate Anita Buel.

The Greater Minneapolis community is encouraged to join in the celebration on October 3, 2009 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Boulevard in Minneapolis, MN. The event will feature former Miss Deaf America, Lauren Teruel Ridloff, as emcee of the festivities, which include an onstage interview with Anita Buel and 'Q&A' session from 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm, CDT. Purple will also host onsite workshops earlier that day, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, which include topics on local number registration and a product demo on its P3 optimized Purple Netbook.

The Dream Bigger campaign recognizes trailblazers in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community and aims to celebrate the advances they have made. Whether it has been breaking down barriers or establishing new status quos, these Trailblazers have improved the overall quality-of-life for all members of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community. Anita Buel along with nine other visionaries in the in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community have been chosen as one of this year's finalists. Each finalist was awarded a $1,000 cash prize from Purple Communications to be donated to a non-profit organization of their choice and in their name as a way of paving the road for the next generation of trailblazers in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community. Buel chose Pink Deafies, an organization she founded to support deaf cancer patients and survivors whose voices were sometimes unheard due to their disabilities.

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