February 28, 2013 at 04:05 AM EST
American Cancer Society receives $100,000 from Consumer Cellular

SOURCE: American Cancer Society

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To celebrate reaching 1 million customers, Consumer Cellular is giving $1 million to its employees and five charities, including the American Cancer Society.

“We wouldn't be celebrating today without our great customers and employees,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick. “To commemorate this milestone, and to say 'thank you' one million times, we are giving $500,000 to our employees and $500,000 to charities that touch the lives of so many of our customers.” 

Consumer Cellular's 750-plus employees will each receive a portion of $500,000, divided based on tenure. Another $500,000 will be split evenly between the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels Association of America and Parkinson's Disease Foundation – a $100,000 contribution to each organization. 

Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 750 employees. The Portland, Oregon based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. 

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KEYWORDS: Marketing, Media & Communications, People, Social Action & Community Engagement, Technology. Innovation & Solutions, Consumer Cellular, John Marick, American Cancer Society, corporate philanthropy, csr, customers

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