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Rent-A-Center Donates $20,000 in Video Game Equipment and Televisions to Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Friday, March 26, 2010 Child Health News J E 4
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ATLANTA, March 26 This Friday, March 26, Rent-A-Center is donating $20,000 in video game equipment and televisions to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The equipment and televisions will be used primarily in the teen room at the cancer center.

"We are pleased to support the important work undertaken by the dedicated staff at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children's," said Xavier Dominicis, Rent-A-Center vice president of public affairs.

Among the donated items will be 52 Xbox 360s, six Wii bundles and 11 televisions.

"We are delighted that Rent-A-Center chose the Aflac Cancer Center to give these incredible game units and televisions for our facilities," said Diane Vaughan, Children's senior development officer. "These types of donations enable our child life specialists to provide fun and entertaining activities for our patients, which helps them cope with their treatment and their fight against childhood cancer or a blood disorder."

About Rent-A-Center

Rent-A-Center has 10 metro Atlanta locations. It is the largest rent-to-own operator in the United States with approximately 3,000 company-owned stores nationwide and in Canada and Puerto Rico. The stores offer name brand, durable goods such as major consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories under flexible rental-purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental period. (www.rentacenter.com)

About Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's

The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is committed to providing its pediatric patients a brighter future through advanced medical treatment, family-centered care, a child-friendly environment and innovative research. Recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S.News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 370 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients. (www.aflaccancercenter.org)

SOURCE Rent-A-Center
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