The community we serve has always been very supportive of our company, enabling us to offer dependable service as we rapidly grow. Consequently, we’ve been able to return the favor in many meaningful ways. It’s just the right thing to do.
Now, as we approach our two-millionth customer mark, we considered a heartfelt way for us to celebrate as a company and on behalf of each and every one of the 2 million customers we serve. We wondered how we could best honor our customers and employees while having a major impact on the community through a truly worthy cause.
Everyone seems to know someone affected by cancer; it’s close and personal to all of us. So this past June we pledged a $2 million donation to the OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge helping them reach an unprecedented $1 billion fundraising goal to stop cancer in our lifetime.
Started by Phil Knight, founder of Nike and his wife Penny, the Challenge was designed to support research and development, targeting cancer on a cellular level by preventing it from even happening in the first place. Mr. Knight personally pledged to make a $500 million donation once OHSU raised $500 million from their own donation efforts, thus totaling the incredible $1 billion amount. This is historically momentous, too, because no single donation has ever contributed this much to cancer research.
We were thrilled to be the largest business cash donor in the fundraising campaign which will also support The Knight Cancer Institute. They’re helping to bring the top minds to the most equipped facility with the hope of pioneering new techniques to battle this relentless disease.
Our entire team at Consumer Cellular is excited to be joining this team to end cancer as we know it. What a great way to kick off our summer celebration for those who inspire us. Later this week, you’ll be hearing about our exciting new awareness campaign. It will be a great way we can share that inspiration with our customers and all the other big hearts out there.
For more information about the Knight Cancer Challenge, visit here.