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Help fight breast cancer at bank ATMs

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Jul 24 2013 12:09:40 PM CDT
PORTLAND, Ore. -

It's now easier than ever for Wells Fargo customers in Oregon to support the fight against breast cancer, thanks to the bank's ATM donations program.

Wells Fargo has added the Oregon and S.W. Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to the list of nonprofit groups on its ATMs. Wells Fargo customers can now give anywhere from one cent to $299.99 to Komen by simply pushing a button at any of Wells Fargo's 231 ATMs in Oregon.

The money raised will help Komen provide life-saving education, screening and support services in Oregon and S.W. Washington, as well as breakthrough research around the world.

The Komen organization joins five other organizations already a part of Wells Fargo's ATM donation program: Mercy Corps, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Mentors, Start Making a Reader Today, and Freshwater Trust.

The customer is not charged any fee for using the service; 100 percent of the donation is sent to the nonprofit. The donation may be tax-deductible. The donor's ATM receipt serves as proof of the gift.

"Many of our own team members and customers, their friends and family have been impacted by breast cancer. Our partnership with the Komen organization offers our generous customers an easy way to support the effort to end breast cancer forever," said Wells Fargo Regional President Don Pearson.

"Last year Komen served more than 38,000 people in our region with education, outreach, screenings, transportation and support services," added Pearson, who serves on the Komen board in Portland. "We want to do all we can to help this worthy cause."

Strong Ties For Years
Wells Fargo had strong ties for years to the Komen affiliate, which selected Pearson to serve as honorary chair of its Race for the Cure run and walk in Portland on Sept. 15. Wells Fargo is the presenting sponsor of the event. Last year Wells Fargo had the largest team in the Race for the Cure in Portland.

"Don Pearson and Wells Fargo are invaluable community partners for fundraising and awareness of breast cancer issues," said Thomas Bruner, CEO of Susan G. Komen Oregon & S.W. Washington. "Don's service to Portland is extraordinary. He is an inspiration for anyone seeking to make a real contribution of service to our community."

About Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen Oregon and S.W. Washington works to better the lives of those facing breast cancer. It joins more than two million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Komen has invested almost $29 million in Oregon and SW Washington for research, screening, education, outreach and survivor support. For more information, go to www.komenoregon.org.

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