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American Cancer Society text to give contest at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in Central Park, Newark and Long Island offers JetBlue prize

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New York City - (October 14, 2011) It's your chance to help us make more pink for your green while you send breast cancer packing.

The American Cancer Society will hold a Text-to-Give contest on October 16, 2011 at three Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. The contest will be held at events in Central Park in New York City, Newark, NJ, and Jones Beach Long Island, NY. Two round trip flights from JetBlue to anywhere JetBlue flies will be offered as the winning prize for each event location. Individuals can enter the contest by using their mobile phone to text to donate $10 to the American Cancer Society or mail a postcard to the American Cancer Society with their contact information. The following SMS keywords will be used for individuals to text their donation and enter the contest:

Long Island event: PINK LI to 41518
Central Park event: PINK NYC to 41518
Newark event: PINK NWK to 41518


2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and JetBlue Text to Give Contest Rules

A one-time charge of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill. In addition to your $10.00 donation, standard text messaging rates apply. Please contact your carrier for additional information. You may donate $10.00 up to five times per monthly billing cycle. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Other charges may apply.

For help: send HELP to 41518.

To Opt-Out: send STOP to 41518

Mobile Giving Foundation and American Cancer Society will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an AS IS basis. Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and to provide the services you request from us.

There are no refunds for your cancellation of Mobile Giving Foundation mobile donations.

No purchase necessary to enter the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer/JetBlue raffle contest.

To enter: Mail a 3”x5” card with your name, address, and phone number to American Cancer Society, Attn: Strides/JetBlue contest, 132 West 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001.

All entries must be received by 10/24/2011 to be eligible to win contest. Winner will be announced by 12/30/2011.

JetBlue flight vouchers are valid starting 1/1/2012 until 12/30/2012


About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit