Pink Ribbon credit cards, check cards and checking accounts generate contributions to world’s leading breast cancer organization
Release provided courtesy of Bank of America
CHARLOTTE – June 4, 2009 – Bank of America today announced new credit card, check card and checking account products that help support the fight against breast cancer through Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's leading breast cancer organization.
Bank of America will make a donation to Komen for the Cure for each new pink ribbon-themed credit card, check card or checking account opened. In addition, every time a consumer uses the credit or check card to make a purchase, Bank of America will contribute a percentage to Komen.
“This new partnership represents a great opportunity for the breast cancer movement, allowing Komen to raise significant awareness and funds for research and community programs that are critical in our fight to end breast cancer forever,” said Katrina McGhee, vice president, global partnerships, for Komen.
Consumers can sign up for the Komen Banking products at banking centers nationwide and online at www.bankofamerica.com. Applications will also be available at select Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and Breast Cancer 3-Day events beginning later this month. Each year, more than 1.5 million people run or walk in more than 120 Race for the Cure events, and more than 40,000 people participate in 15 Breast Cancer 3-Day events.
“We are very excited to have the Susan G. Komen for the Cure partnership and the availability of their branded financial services products through Bank of America,” said Mike Simpson, affinity management executive for Bank of America. “Their mission touches many lives and continues to have a great impact with the efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.”
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.3 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 55 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 6,100 retail banking offices, more than 18,500 ATMs and award-winning online banking with nearly 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to more than 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients in more than 150 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. www.bankofamerica.com
For more information about the above program, including the term and benefits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the rates, fees, other costs and benefits of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure card, visit www.bankofamerica.com.