Creative fundraising nets major results six months into partnership with Canadian Cancer Society
VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - GLENTEL Inc., a national mobile phone retailer and wireless solutions provider, today announced impressive fundraising results for the first six months of their multi-year partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division (CCS).
"I'm very proud to say that at our six month milestone our initiatives have already raised $331,000," said GLENTEL President and CEO, Tom Skidmore. "Our original commitment was to generate $1,000,000 for CCS over the next three years and we are likely to surpass that. Our customer engagement activities alone bring in an average of $10,000 in donations per week."
"It's a wonderful start to what will continue to be a successful and impactful partnership for both GLENTEL and CCS," said Barbara Kaminsky, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division. "We appreciate everything GLENTEL is doing to help us fight cancer. These additional funds will support men's and women's health and we've been able to reach more people with our information about cancer and prevention thanks to GLENTEL's commitment to our cause."
GLENTEL's partnership with CCS uses a multi-tiered fundraising approach with employee giving, customer and supplier involvement as well as a corporate donation. As part of the partnership CCS provides GLENTEL with information and tools to help educate staff and customers about a different cancer every quarter, with an emphasis on prevention and early detection.
GLENTEL (TSX:GLN) is a leading provider of innovative and reliable telecommunications services and solutions in Canada and the United States. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, GLENTEL comprises two operating divisions - Retail and Business - that service thousands of consumers and commercial communications customers. Together with its divisions, the company operates more than 265 locations across Canada located in retail malls, Costco Wholesale stores and business centers. As the largest multi-carrier mobile phone retailer in Canada it offers a choice of network carrier and wireless device or phone. To its business and government customers, GLENTEL offers wireless service, rental equipment, satellite and terrestrial network systems, tower sites and wireless asset monitoring. GLENTEL operates its business under the trading names Glentel Wireless, WirelessWave, the Telephone Booth (Tboot and la cabine T) and WIRELESS etc.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. It is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. To learn more about cancer, visit cancer.ca or call the toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939 3333
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For further information: For further information: Karen Zygun, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, T: (604) 675-7110, C: (604) 341-4222, E: firstname.lastname@example.org; Alex Chapple, Account Manager, Hoggan & Associates on behalf of Glentel, T: (604) 739-7500, C: (604) 512-6095, E: email@example.com