Janelle Hail, Founder and Chief Executive Officer and her son Kevin Hail, President and Chief Operating Officer at NBCF accept Populus’s donation
DALLAS (March. 2, 2021) – Populus Financial Group’s ACE Cash Express® stores and Netspend® have announced a $593,300 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Throughout this 14-year partnership, ACE and Netspend have donated over $7 million to NBCF. This year, NBCF created a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support breast cancer patients who are most challenged during this time. These funds will go towards life-saving patient navigation services and support for NBCF’s hospital partners on the front lines of treating breast cancer patients during this pandemic.
“We are honored to support NBCF during this unprecedented time,” said Jay B. Shipowitz, CEO of Populus Financial Group. “Women in need should have access now more than ever to critical resources needed for their breast cancer treatment.”
Pink Month is an annual in-store fundraiser at ACE Cash Express locations across the country. During the month of October, ACE employees collected customer donations at the point-of-sale. For every donation, customers received a “Join us in the fight” pink wristband to spread awareness on early detection and getting treatment for breast cancer.
As part of the campaign, each time an ACE Flare® Account by MetaBank® Pink Visa Debit Card or Pink ACE Elite® Visa Prepaid Debit Card is used1, ACE and Netspend donate to NBCF. This year, their contribution totaled the annual maximum of $350,000.
“NBCF is grateful for the 14 years of partnership with ACE Cash Express and Netspend and for their long-term commitment to our mission of Helping Women Now®,” said Janelle Hail, NBCF founder & CEO. “The funds raised through their Pink Month campaign will enable us to continue providing help and inspiring hope to thousands of women affected by breast cancer across the U.S. so that no one faces breast cancer alone.”
“We are proud to partner with ACE Cash Express again this year to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” said Netspend President, Kelley C. Knutson. “Netspend is committed to continuing to help this impactful organization and support these dedicated individuals with the additional resources needed to fight breast cancer.”
ACE has partnered with NBCF since 2007 and is committed to furthering NBCF’s mission to provide support and education for those affected by breast cancer through mammograms and early detection.
For more information about the ACE Flare® Account by MetaBank®, visit www.acecashexpress.com/ace-flare-account. For information about the Pink ACE Elite® Visa Prepaid Debit Card, visit https://www.aceeliteprepaid.com/features/elite-pink/.
1. ACE Cash Express and Netspend donate a percentage of every purchase transaction made with the ACE Flare® Account by MetaBank® Pink Debit Card or Pink ACE Elite® Visa® Prepaid Debit Card (up to $350,000 per year) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.
The ACE Flare® Account is established by MetaBank®, National Association, Member FDIC. Netspend is a service provider to MetaBank, N.A. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787.
The ACE Elite® Visa Prepaid Debit Card is issued by MetaBank®, National Association, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Netspend, a Global Payments Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank, N.A. Card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.