February 24, 2015
ACE Cash Express and NetSpend Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. with $762,090
In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ACE Cash Express hosts Pink Month, an annual in-store fundraiser, benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Over the past eight years, ACE and NetSpend have raised and donated more than $4 million to NBCF in support of its early detection programs and services.
This year, through the combined effort of ACE’s 2014 Pink Month fundraiser and purchases made using the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® prepaid card, ACE and NetSpend are making a $762,090 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
"We are so appreciative of the generosity of our customers who make this fundraiser successful," said Jay Shipowitz, CEO of ACE Cash Express. "This is a cause that aligns with ACE’s core company values of giving back to the communities we serve. It also aligns with the interest of ACE’s employees, the majority of whom are women, who actively support a group of valued colleagues that are breast cancer survivors."
Every October, ACE employees solicit customer donations at the point-of-sale for NBCF. A co-branded pink wristband is given for all donations, $2 or more, as a way to spread awareness for the cause. Thanks to the generosity of ACE associates and customers, $412,090 was raised during this fundraiser. Additionally, every purchase made using the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® prepaid card generates a donation from ACE and NetSpend to NBCF, up to the annual maximum of $350,000, at no additional cost to cardholders.
"The National Breast Cancer Foundation is so grateful for its partnership with ACE and NetSpend and for the generosity of ACE’s employees and customers," said Janelle Hail, Founder & CEO of NBCF. "Because of their support, we are able to further our mission to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services."Consumers can learn more about the Pink ACE Elite prepaid card at www.GetYourPinkCard.com or by visiting any of ACE’s 1,400 retail locations.