, Dec. 31, 2019
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Wireless Zone®, a Verizon authorized retailer and the nation's largest wireless retail franchise, recently donated $25,000
to St. Jude's Children's Hospital® through its philanthropic Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®. The check presentation took place on November 16, 2019
. St. Jude's is one of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving's core charities—groups supported annually that are selected for their service of all Wireless Zone communities.
St. Jude, a leading children's hospital that strives to impact the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, was founded in 1962 with the dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life."
According to the St. Jude Children's Hospital website, "the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas
, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay."
"The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving continues our community support with a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We're proud to support an organization that works to find cures and heal children at no cost to the families," said Brian Murtari
, President of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving and Chief Information Officer for Wireless Zone. "Childhood illnesses occur in every community; each donation at any of our stores can help someone in their local community."
Through the support of its patrons and dedicated Wireless Zone franchisees, the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving is able to aid various programs put on by the hospital including groundbreaking research in the field of childhood illness.
The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving allows for franchisees to participate in other system wide events including the annual Backpack Giveaway to local schools. Franchisees collect funds throughout the year in order to purchase new backpacks stocked with necessary school supplies for children in need. In 2019, Wireless Zone's third annual Backpack Giveaway gave out an estimated 70,000 backpacks to children in need all across the country. More information about the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving and its charity partners can be found at https://wirelesszone.com/foundation/.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
About Wireless Zone: Founded in 1988 as ""The Car Phone Store"", the Wireless Zone system has become the nation's largest wireless retail franchisor and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, exclusively offering Verizon Wireless products and services. The Wireless Zone system has been honored with Verizon's "Best Customer Service" award for five consecutive years and is franchised and operated by Wireless Zone LLC. For more information, visit http://www.wirelesszone.com.
About The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving: The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving was founded in 2003 after identifying a need and desire to give back to our communities. Today the Foundation raises a substantial amount of money to support a large number of local charities and causes in the communities in which we do business. We also have time-honored relationships with our national charities including Make-A-Wish, Autism Speaks, Children's Tumor Foundation and St. Jude's as well as No Kid Hungry, Best Friends Animal Rescue, Homes for our Troops and Sandy Hook Promise
SOURCE No Limit Agency