DALLAS, Jan 9, 2014 — ACE Cash Express today announces a $583,411.07 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation made in partnership with NetSpend. The seven-year partnership has cumulatively raised more than $3 million through ACE’s annual Think Pink Month fundraiser and from purchases made using the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® prepaid card. This contribution supports NBCF’s life-saving early detection programs.
“ACE associates have a passion for giving back to the community and we are proud to support organizations that are making a difference in the lives of those they serve,” said ACE CEO Jay Shipowitz.
Think Pink Month is an annual fundraiser held by ACE Cash Express in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, ACE associates solicit customer donations at the point of sale and a co-branded pink wristband was given for all $2 donations, as a way to spread awareness for the cause. Thanks to the generosity of ACE associates and customers, $233,411.07, was raised during this campaign.
Additionally, a portion of every purchase made using the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® prepaid card is donated, at no additional expense to cardholders, from ACE and NetSpend to NBCF, up to the annual maximum of $350,000. Through the combination of ACE’s Think Pink Month fundraising and the Pink card donations, ACE and NetSpend will contribute $583,411.07 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We are so appreciative of everyone from ACE and NetSpend for their support,” said Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder & CEO. “Because of their efforts we will be able to help thousands of women in need.”
Consumers can learn more about the Pink ACE Elite prepaid card at www.GetYourPinkCard.com or by visiting any of ACE’s 1,600 retail locations.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For additional information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
NetSpend is a leading provider of general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards and related financial services to the estimated 68 million underbanked consumers in the United States who do not have a traditional bank account or who rely on alternative financial services. The Company’s mission is to develop products and services that empower underbanked consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked. Headquartered in Austin, TX, NetSpend is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol NTSP. Please visit www.netspend.com for more information.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women “Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow®” through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.