DALLAS, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express and NetSpend are honoring their 10th year anniversary with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) by contributing $692,117 to the charity this year. The two companies' fundraising campaign was part of efforts observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October of 2016. Throughout this 10-year collaboration, ACE and NetSpend have donated more than $5 million to NBCF.
"This donation is made possible by our generous customers and employees who support NBCF's programs that benefit the communities where we live and work," said Jay Shipowitz, CEO of ACE Cash Express.
Pink Month is an annual in-store fundraiser held by ACE Cash Express. During the month of October, ACE employees solicit customer donations at the point-of-sale. Also, a co-branded wristband was given for $2 donations as a way to spread awareness for the cause. ACE employees and customers through more than 1,000 ACE stores contributed $342,117 during the 2016 campaign.
Additionally, a portion of every purchase made using the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa® prepaid debit card1 is donated, at no additional expense to cardholders. ACE and NetSpend donated the annual maximum of $350,000.
"ACE Cash Express has been a tremendous partner in furthering our mission of Helping Women Now®," said Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder & CEO. "Over the past ten years, ACE and their customers have helped us reach thousands of women in all 50 states with lifesaving early detection, education and support services."
ACE has partnered with NBCF since 2006 and is committed to furthering NBCF's mission to provide help and inspire hope for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.
For more information about the Pink ACE Elite™ Visa prepaid debit card, visit www.getyourpinkcard.com.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading financial services provider serving consumers online and through a network of over 1,000 retail store locations. ACE provides a range of retail financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, prepaid debit cards, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. ACE Cash Express, Inc. is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for twelve years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, breast health education, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
About NetSpend, a TSYS Company
NetSpend is the prepaid provider of choice to self-banked consumers and the brands that serve them. With a mission to empower consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked, NetSpend's products have helped over 10 million consumers spend, budget and pay bills since 1999. Consumers can reload and find NetSpend Prepaid Cards at convenient locations nationwide through NetSpend's extensive network of 130,000 reload points and more than 85,000 distributing locations and employers, including check cashers, convenience stores, grocers, pharmacies, insurance providers and tax preparers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetSpend is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS. For more information, please visit https://www.netspend.com/, or follow NetSpend on Twitter at twitter.com/NetSpend or on Facebook at facebook.com/NetSpend.
1 The ACE Elite Visa® Prepaid Debit Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. NetSpend®, a TSYS® Company, is an authorized Independent Sales Organization of MetaBank. This card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to funds availability and ID verification. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details. ©2017 Total System Services, Inc. ® All rights reserved worldwide. TSYS and NetSpend are federally registered U.S. service marks of Total System Services, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks belong to their owners.
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