ATLANTA, May 12, 2011 - Atlanta-based PGi, a global leader in real-time, meeting solutions (NYSE: PGI), and the American Cancer Society are celebrating 10 years of working together on key Society initiatives, including the ACS signature cancer fundraising event, Relay for Life.
In 2011, PGi is the Presenting Sponsor of the Relay For Life at Adams on May 13, 2011 and Relay For Life of Alpharetta on May 20, 2011. In the past decade, PGi has committed over $200,000 to the Society and worked with ACS at the Adams Relay and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Atlanta.
“Unfortunately, in some manner everyone is affected by cancer,” said David Trine, PGi Chief Financial Officer. “The American Cancer Society is a phenomenal resource for cancer patients, cancer survivors and the families of those stricken with cancer. We support the ACS cause to create more birthdays and encourage those in the Atlanta area to attend one of the moving Relay for Life events that are organized to raise funds and drive awareness.”
“Donating time, talent and funding during the last 10 years underscores the commitment that PGi has for the American Cancer Society and our mission to help us create a world with less cancer and more birthdays for everyone,” said Randal Redner, the Society’s Vice President for Georgia. “The American Cancer Society team in Georgia is deeply grateful for PGi’s record of taking action in the fight against cancer during the last ten years.”
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, getting people together to raise money and awareness for cancer initiatives in more than 5,000 nationwide and in several foreign countries. Relay for Life is an overnight event that offers everyone in a community a chance to participate in the fight against cancer. After an inspirational opening ceremony, cancer survivors take the first lap around the field while participants applaud them. At dusk, the Relay area goes dark, and hundreds of candles or luminaries light the night as the crowd falls silent and bagpipers play -- honoring cancer survivors and remembering those who have lost their battles. Visit www.relayforlife.org for more information on a Relay event in your community or call (404) 315-1123.
For more information about PGi and its suite of virtual meeting products, visit www.pgi.com.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. (PGi)
PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings. For nearly 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help people meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.pgi.com.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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