CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PLS® Financial Services is proud to announce it has raised over $169,000 for the 2015 AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. Additionally, PLS' employees hosted cheering stations along the 39.3 mile-long route in Chicago, Houston, Boston, and New York to support AVON 39 walkers.
"PLS is committed to partnering with organizations that support issues that are important to our customers, employees, and their families," stated Aaron Caid, senior vice president, chief marketing officer, PLS. "Breast cancer hits close to home for many of us and supporting ongoing research and prevention through our relationship with AVON 39 allows us to encourage those who have been impacted."
This marks the third year the Chicago-based financial services organization has supported the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. "Our relationship with PLS has led to improved access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment," stated Kevin S. Honeycutt, President, Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. "The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is grateful for both the generosity and support of the PLS organization and its employees."
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PLS, headquartered in Chicago, operates or manages nearly 400 financial services centers in markets that span the U.S. from California to New York. PLS is ranked among the Top 100 Job-Creating Companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine and is listed among Inc.'s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. The company has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago by the National Association for Business Resources. PLS serves customers through its PLS check cashing locations, which offer check cashing, prepaid Visa® debit cards, money transfer services, direct deposit services, money orders and bill payments; PLS loan store locations, which provide consumer short-term loans and auto insurance; and PLS motor vehicle services facilities, which offer vehicle license and registration services. Visit PLS at www.pls247.com for additional information on products and services.
About AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer
AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, formerly known as the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, is a project of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Since its launch in 2003, the AVON 39 series has raised $590 million through the dedication of 220,000 participating women and men from across the country, including thousands of Avon Associates and Representatives. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade awards the funds raised to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to accelerate breast cancer research; improve access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer. AVON 39 takes place in seven cities, covering 39.3 breast cancer-crushing miles in two days, and raises significant awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. The AVON 39 series is the largest fund-raising event for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Since Avon launched the Crusade in 1992, Avon breast cancer programs in over 50 countries have contributed more than $800 million to conduct research and to advance access to quality are for all, regardless of a person's inability to pay. Visit www.avon39.org for more information.
SOURCE PLS(R) Financial Services