HILLIARD, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- e-Cycle, the leading mobile buyback and recycling company, is encouraging businesses and organizations to help raise funds for type 1 diabetes research during National Diabetes Month in November.
As part of the initiative, e-Cycle is asking its clients to donate a portion of their mobile buyback revenue to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). e-Cycle has a history of working with JDRF and has a personal interest in the organization, as company founders Christopher and Tonia Irion have a child with type 1 diabetes. Tonia also serves on the board of the Mid-Ohio Chapter of JDRF.
e-Cycle has assisted numerous businesses and organizations with charitable giving solutions through wireless recycling. During the campaign, e-Cycle will maximize the amount of money raised through mobile buyback, coordinate the donations on behalf of clients and write a check directly to the JDRF on their behalf.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. The goal of its research is to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing the disease. Visit http://www.jdrf.org for more information.
The effort comes at a time when there will be a greater focus on recycling, as November 15 is America Recycles Day.
"We're providing businesses and organizations with an avenue to make a difference on multiple levels," said Tonia Irion, e-Cycle president. "They not only have the opportunity to protect the environment by recycling their enterprise mobile devices, but they also can support efforts to improve type 1 diabetes treatment and find a cure."
This most recent campaign continues e-Cycle's history charitable giving to JDRF as well as other worthy causes. Earlier this year, e-Cycle partnered with Ford Motor Company on a program in which thousands of employees at Ford facilities across the U.S. are collecting their personal mobile phones for shipment to e-Cycle. For each phone collected from August through December, e-Cycle is donating $1 to JDRF. In October, e-Cycle joined with a prominent financial institution to raise nearly $96,000 for the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., through a mobile recycling program and golf charity event. For more information, please visit the e-Cycle blog.
"JDRF is honored to have a partner in e-Cycle and the Irions. Tonia's work on our Board is invaluable. She is raising the awareness of the need for research funding for type 1 diabetes in Central Ohio," said Cathy Paessun, JDRF Mid-Ohio's Executive Director.
e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless mobile phone recycling. e-Cycle collects used mobile devices from businesses and organizations, reimbursing them for devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed using the industry's most rigorous data security measures. For more information, visit www.e-Cycle.com.
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